Congo: Workshop on Climate Change Reporting

The Fédération syndicale des travailleur de la communication (FESYTRAC) in collaboration with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) held a two –day workshop on Climate Change reporting under the Union To Union Project (2019) from 30 – 31 August in Brazzaville. 

 The Workshop brought together 20 participants to build their capacities to report effectively on climate change.

The lead trainer at the Workshop, Philippe Movou, President of the High Council for the Freedom of Expression, a regulatory body for the media in Congo, noted that the Workshop is in line with the decisions of the Congolese press taken during their meeting in 2018, calling for the “opening of the broadcast media to diverse social, cultural and economic issues and the commitment of journalists to report on other areas that currently captures the attention of the word, like climate change.

The Workshop focused on four main areas notably assessments and perspectives of international Climate change negotiations (COP 21); the role and responsibilities of journalists in the global fight against climate change; good practices in adaptation, mitigation, and development planning; and a general introduction to climate change information and concepts.

At the end of the Workshop the participants adopted a work plan that is aimed at strengthening the capacities of FESYTRAC to organize Congolese journalists to conduct regular debates on radio and television as well as initiating reports on newspapers and social media on the protection of the environment.  

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