Af Lars Møller >Siden det nuværende projekt startede i april, har vi i nyhedsbrevene fortalt om mange af de ting, GPU, skolen og vi har lavet sammen.
Men GPU laver så mange andre ting ved siden af. Vi har bladret lidt rundt på deres hjemmeside, www.gambiapressunion.org:
June 2017: Ethics Caravan
GPU organized a media tour, an “Ethics Caravan”, to popularize the Union’s Code of Conduct, ensuring that media houses and media practitioners throughout the country familiarize themselves with this ethical code. GPU also collected data on challenges of specific media houses and discussed conditions of service of media workers. The tour was organized with support from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
July 2017: Civic Education and Election Reporting
GPU organized a capacity building forum for 30 journalists on Civic Education and Election Reporting, covering both practical and theory aspect with different group works and presentations.
The training also marked GPU’s cooperation with the now Independent Electoral Commission. It was supported by International Republican Institute.
July 2017: GPU Collaborates with Paradigm Initiative to Train Journalists on Cyber Security
GPU trained 25 journalists on how to protect their data, conducting themselves in the online space as well as tools that can enhance their work. Participants also discussed how the former government’s digital rights-related laws can be reformed to become rights-respecting/positive rights laws. The training was supported by Paradigm Initiative, a Social Enterprise working in Digital Inclusion and Digital Rights in Africa.
October 2017: Civil servants and CSO learn freedom of information.
To support the coming freedom of information law, the Ministry of Information and Communications Infrastructure started public sensitization on freedom of information to ensure that its implementation, once the law is passed, will not be a problem. As part of this activity, the GPU also organized 3 days training for civil servants and Civil Society Organisations in The Gambia.