April 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–The University of Juba, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and UNESCO, has trained a group of young people on Basic Skills in Mass Communication and Journalism.
Speaking after the training, Anter Bayak Kuol, Chairman of the Hol Youth Association (HYA) expressed his gratitude to the University for placing too much value on the media and empowering the youth who are also the backbone of the nation.
“On behalf of Hol Youth Association (HYA) and my own behalf, I appreciate UNDP and UNESCO for having had a good time with Radio Duk Padiet’s volunteers, and most importantly, for taking them through a 6-day training on Mass Communication and Journalism,” said Anter Bayak in a brief statement extended to The South Sudan Herald.
Bayak expresses his appreciation to the media professionals for their unwavering support and commitment to ensuring that young people have the necessary skills and knowledge in journalism.
“We thank lecturers at Juba University, particularly, the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, represented by Nichol Mandela, BBC Correspondent and Ustaz Pual, Editor at Eye Radio for their encouragement.”
South Sudan’s protracted civil war has had a negative impact on journalists’ work throughout the country, forcing some media reporters to quit their jobs.
In 2018, the country was ranked 144th out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index.