Journalists play an important role to contribute to and the protection of child rights. Their watchdog role in child abuse should not be underestimated as through their work they can encourage both governments and civil society organizations to effect changes that will improve the quality of children’s lives. Journalists contribute in different ways by:
- Keeping children’s rights on the news agenda;
- Drawing attention to abuses and raising awareness about child rights issues and child abuse;
- Scrutinizing existing, as well as new policies and legislation to consider the extent to which children will benefit or suffer as a consequence;
- Undertaking assessments of efforts to protect those rights;
- Challenging those who fail to meet their commitments to children;
- Providing children with the opportunity and platform to express themselves;
- Ensuring that issues affecting minority groups such as children with disabilities and children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS are not forgotten or left out.
ANPPCAN supports the press with:
- Understanding children’s rights issues;
- Well packed background information about child right issues and child abuse cases;
- Exclusive first hand information: latest facts, figures and statistics on child abuse;
- Generating news stories and features;
- Stories, quotes and pictures from the ground in respect to the ethical standards;
- Contacts to key stakeholders, organizations and child rights actors.
As part of her advocacy and policy influencing strategy, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter communicates or shares positions on various child protection issues in printed media, TV and radio shows. On this page you will find articles in several newspapers in Uganda. Also, view videos of ANPPCAN in the news.
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