Ugandan journalists to be trained on gender-responsive and conflict-sensitive reporting

For immediate release

12 February 2021


UNESCO Regional Office for East Africa has partnered with African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) to conduct a capacity-building training workshop for journalists in Uganda on gender-responsive and conflict-sensitive reporting.

Fifty journalists and editors from print, broadcast and online platforms across the country have been selected to participate in the three-day workshop in Kampala.

The workshop aims at reinforcing the capacities of journalists to promote gender equality, both within the working environment and in the representation of women in the news and conflict situations.

In much of the world, the violent conflict that the media must report on has changed. It is increasingly not the traditional warfare between nations but is now the violent strife among people within common or rough borders, often between communities,
tribes, and other interests.

With its new technologies and wider reach, the news media is increasingly a target for misinformation, manipulation or suppression by interests seeking to profit from the violent conflict.

Participants are expected to gain a deeper and broader understanding of the concepts of sex and gender and identify the linkages and distinctions between gender, power relations and conflict.

ACME Executive Director George Lugalambi says it is important for media in Uganda to take the lead on this debate and set the agenda to inform society in conflict situations better.

The workshop is scheduled for 22-24 February 2023 at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Write to the training team at

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