Journalists' role in water and climate change enhanced in Cameroon

Posted: 2012-11-16

Journalists from print media and broadcasting attended a workshop organised by GWP Cameroon in Douala in December 2012.

The workshop's 21 participants came from almost all the ten regions of the country, helping to highlight the very different ways in which climate change and water issues manifest themselves across Cameroon.

The workshop had two distinct components – technical and professional. The technical component consisted of climate-change and water-related issues. The professional aspect was made up of journalistic techniques such as news reporting, tools for effective reporting and information and communications technology, particularly the internet. During a discussion on the role of the media in helping mainstream development issues, the idea of setting up a sustainable development journalists' network was born. A task force was created to carry the thinking further and to work with GWP to ensure that the idea becomes a reality.

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