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PAP to hold Capacity Building Workshop for the media

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) will hold a two-day capacity building workshop for the members of the media from 26 to 27 August 2022 at the headquarters of the Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.

This was contained in a letter by the Acting Clerk of the Pan-African Parliament, Mr. Gali Massa Harou.

The workshop participants are drawn from the members of the African Parliamentary Press Network (APPN) and other journalists who have worked with the PAP to enhance the relationship. Consideration was given to regional representation in the selection of participants.

Harou stated that the workshop is aimed at increasing African citizens’ awareness about the PAP’s mandate and activities, while enhancing public access to PAP’s information.

“The workshop stems from the fact that the press remains indispensable as a vehicle of information even in the face of a dynamic and evolving media and technological environment and the PAP depends on journalists to inform the public about its work. Such work must be done within the norms of a good journalism. The workshop will therefore ensure that the PAP is covered with precision and accuracy” said Harou.

It would be recalled that PAP President, H.E Senator, Chief Fortune Charumbira  had in a meeting with the members of the African Parliamentary Press Network (APPN) soon after his election, charged them to contribute towards the building of a “visionary and strong African Parliament”.

“We need to work together for the betterment of our continental parliament despite all the challenges we are facing”, said H.E Charumbira.

“The press plays a very critical role in building, uniting and shaping our societies. Your contribution through meaningful engagements is vital for the growth of the PAP.I appreciate the role of the media in our societies. The current PAP administration considers the media as our friends and partners. Let us build a wining team together through your constructive reporting and engagements”.

 H. E. Chief Charumbira also added that he would appreciate seeing more stories about the PAP out there as he seeks to make African communities across the continent to understand what PAP is all about.

“A lot has happened and people get to know about the PAP only whenever there are differences or disagreements on issues, but that is a thing of the past. We would appreciate if you assist us in disseminating the vital programs that the new administration will be embarking on” he concluded.

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