UNAMI Human Rights Office holds training for journalists, civil society organisations, and human rights activists on protection of civilians

Baghdad, 13 December 2016 - UNAMI Human Right Office (HRO) held a day long training for journalists, civil society organisations, and human rights activists on protection of civilians during armed conflict. 

Twenty participants, including seven females, attended the training. The main objective of the training was to build capacity of journalists, human rights activists and civil society actors on protection of civilian issues as it pertains to their monitoring, reporting and advocacy work.

During the training, sessions were held on the following topics: human rights principles and standards; the work of UNAMI HRO; national and international human rights protection mechanisms; protection of civilians in armed conflict; conducting interviews; advocacy and reporting; and protection of journalists during armed conflict.

Practical exercises were facilitated by UNAMI HRO on interview techniques and protection of civilians. Participants applied protection principles, covered during the training, to challenging situations that journalists, human rights activists and civil society actors may confront when monitoring, reporting and conducting advocacy in situations of armed conflict.

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