UNCHRD-CA Equips Bloggers, Online Journalists on Fact-Checking, Human Rights Reporting

Ebolowa, South Region of Cameroon - The United Nations Center for Human Rights and Democracy (UNCHRD) in Central Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Cameroon Bloggers Association (ABC), has organized a workshop for Bloggers and Online Journalists on Fact-Checking and Human Rights Reporting.
Group picture after opening session 

The workshop, which commenced on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, aims to empower participants to utilize social media as a tool to strengthen democracy and promote respect for human rights. Franklin Kiven, the representative of UNCHRD-CA, highlighted the importance of responsible social media use, emphasizing that misuse can expose the population to abuse.
Franklin Kiven Speaking during the opening session 

During the opening session, speakers including the President of the Bloggers Association, the Regional Chief of the National Human Rights Commission, and a Representative of the Governor of the South Region, emphasized the workshop's timeliness. They noted that new media has a significant impact on various aspects of society, including political structures, investors, economy, and individuals.
Representative of South Governor 

The workshop, scheduled to conclude on Thursday, 29 February 2024, will equip participants with essential skills in Generalities on Human Rights, Communicating on Human Rights, Fact-Checking, and more. By enhancing their knowledge and capabilities, the workshop aims to enhance the quality of reporting and promote human rights in the digital sphere.

By Bakah Derick 

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