Monday, 16 July 2012 13:48
Selected members of the media coming from the Mindanao area were invited by the Peace and Conflict Journalism Network Philippines (PECOJON) where the group conducted a roundtable discussion last June 30 at Cebu Grand Hotel, Cebu City.
The Media men, participants were composed of radio, television, and print coming from General Santos, Zamboanga City, and other area in Region IX.
The discussion includes Conflict Sensitive Journalism and how it is being applied and Internet Security Awareness for journalist. The topic on Internet Security Awareness was also discussed as the internet is now commonly being used by the media men together with social media.
Aside from the learning’s during the discussions, the group was also given the opportunity to tour Cebu City where the group was brought to the Magellan’s Cross, Basilica de Sto Niño, and the Media Museum in Cebu where various media equipments were displayed such as old radios, microphones, printing equipments, typewriters, and others
The media men present were those who attended the seminar of Pecojon and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication AIJC on “Peace Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas” last year.
PECOJON not only capacitates journalists into high quality reporting using conflict sensitive journalism approaches but builds a network of journalists throughout the world.
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