PAP workshop tackles challenges in journalism

FamCast News
a month ago


By Matṧeliso Phulane

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has held a three-day capacity building workshop to tackle challenges facing journalists in the Southern African region.

The workshop which ended yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa, was also aligned with the broader objectives of the continental parliament and its significance within the African Union architecture, especially in light of the institution’s 20th anniversary.

Organisers noted that the press remains indispensable as an information conduit, even amidst a dynamic and evolving media and technological landscape.

The PAP said it relies on journalists to disseminate information about its endeavours hence the workshop was aimed at strengthening the relationship between it and the media.

Participants at the training were mainly from the African Parliamentary Press Network (APPN), a network of journalists and information officers reporting on African parliaments.

South Africa, Malawi, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Lesotho, DR Congo, Mozambique, and Zambia were represented at the workshop. It was the second in a series of trainings organised by the PAP to ensure that journalists on the continent are well informed about the organisation and its mandate.

The next workshop will be held in Ghana for journalists from the West Africa region.