Journalists in Abyei set to form organization to represent them

UNISFA Head of Public Information Office and Spokesperson, Dr. Daniel Adekera seated center in front row pose for a group photo with training participants on 13-09-2021 | Photo credit: Karbino Dut | AIRS

Journalists in Abyei Administrative Area are ready to form a body that will be representing media professionals in the area. However, the time to conduct the elections for the new organization is not fixed.

The idea came during a meeting organized by the department of public relations in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on Monday.

The meeting was attended by the caretaker Commissioner of Ameth-Aguok county, director of the department of culture and information and fifteen journalists including three women.

Daniel Adekera is the head public information office and spokesperson for UNISFA. He says the purpose of the meeting is to help journalists through training and provide the needs so that they will be able to access accurate information and give peace messages.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the editor of Abyei Special Administrative Area official Facebook page, Nyol Mijak Biong said putting this into practice will open opportunities for journalists and build their capacity through continued training.

The meeting concluded with forming journalists’ organization, establishing media center and starting of training in October, selection of coordinators and establishing an office for Abyei Information and Radio Service (AIRS ) in Abyei Town.