By Ebrima Jallow
A two-day peace building, gender equity and social inclusion training for media practitioners ended over the weekend in Kanifing.
Organised by Peace Ambassadors of the Gambia, the training seeks to fine-tune skills of 20 Gambian journalists to promote peace and social inclusion in society.
The initiative was supported by the United Nations Population Fund, United Nations peace building commission and the National Youth Council, NYC.
The training was part of a two-year project targeting regions and schools in the country, ahead of peace talks in the Greater Banjul Area, West Coast and Upper River Regions respectively.
Alagie Jarju, programme manager of NYC, said there cannot be any meaningful development without peace and thus urged young people to embrace peace for the betterment of the nation.
He advised the journalists to be fair in their work and to be actively engaged in peace-building initiatives.
Juju Jallow, programme manager of Peace Ambassadors, echoed similar remarks.
Pa Modou Faal, an executive member of Gambia Press Union, GPU, called on journalists to be cautious and factual in their reports with an eye to promoting the peace of the country.