Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 March 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / Media and civil society discuss how to strengthen social cohesion in Bondoukou





Côte d’Ivoire / Media and civil society discuss how to strengthen social cohesion in Bondoukou


ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, March 5, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) on Wednesday 3rd March 2010, , launched a seminar on “The role of local Media and Civil Society in strengthening social cohesion in 2010” in Bondoukou, 420 km northeast of Abidjan.


During the seminar, Brigitte Karekezi, who led UNOCI’s delegation, said that the Mission wanted the media to be actors in maintaining and strengthening a peaceful electoral environment. “The media should support the crisis-resolution process while strictly respecting their scope of work and give it a participative dynamic by informing the population of the different phases in the electoral process”, she said.


“The mission encourages the print media to commit itself to the professional coverage of the electoral process because the impact of articles can adversely affect or cause the electoral process to progress significantly,” she added.


The two-day seminar deals with the prevention and management of conflict, prevention and management of violations against children and the civil society’s view on the media regarding the electoral process.


Bondoukou is the sixth leg of this platform of exchange organized by UNOCI. Similar workshops have been held in Bouna, Divo, Guiglo, San Pedro and Man. Forty people including journalists and technicians of the press and audiovisual media, as well as members of the civil society in Abengourou, Agnibilekrou, Tanda, Bondoukou, Nassian, Bouna and Doropo participated in the seminar


Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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