CTSAMM Strategic Communications Officer, Ruth Feeney, gave the briefing at a workshop organized by Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) in collaboration with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR).
CTSAMM gave updates on the status of implementation of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities and Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACoH) and the role of the media in supporting the peace process.
Feeney highlighted the Parties’ obligation to protect the media and civil society. “Media reports can also serve as the basis for CTSAMM to initiate preliminary investigations into alleged violation of the ceasefire,” she noted.
Opening a two-day workshop, JMEC Chief of Staff, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede called on the South Sudan Media to contribute towards the realization of the country’s quest for durable peace.
Presentations were also made at the workshop aimed at imparting skills on how to write reconciliation stories.
About 100 journalists attached to local and international media houses based in Juba took part in the workshop.