©AfreePress-(Lomé, november 15, 2023)- The High Commission for Reconciliation and National Unity Strengthening (HCRRUN in french) has initiated a series of training sessions in Lomé from november 14th to 16th, 2023, aimed at enhancing the skills of media professionals.
Central to these sessions is the program on communal and collective reparations, which the institution oversees. The objective is to equip journalists participating in these meetings with the necessary tools and language elements to garner public support for the entire process.
“Togo has chosen to address issues concerning political violence and restorative justice. Therefore, the media must take into account these parameters chosen by the country within the framework of transitional justice policy. Journalists have a crucial role to play in national unity strengthening. It’s essential for the country and is in the interest of all,” noted Dr. Evalo WIYAO, the HCRRUN’s first rapporteur.
The agenda for these meetings encompasses various topics, including the roles and responsibilities of media professionals, a review of the HCRRUN’s mission, the systematic approach, the significance of communal and collective reparations in Togo, and the HCRRUN’s expectations from the media regarding the implementation of this reparations process.
This training will extend nationwide. It is scheduled in the city of Kara on november 21st, 2023, targeting media professionals from the Plateaux, Centrale, Kara, and Savanes regions.