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UN75: Online training on media reporting amid COVID-19

The United Nations in Iraq organised on 19 November 2020 a one-day online media training workshop for 40 journalists from across the country to inform about the UN and the work of its Missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Iraq.

Part of a suite of activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the workshop hosted freelance reporters and journalists representing various media outlets, from traditional media such as print, radio, television, to digital media like the online news channels, podcasts as well as social media influencers. 

The sessions were given by communications experts from UNAMI, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, and WHO on behalf of the UN family in Iraq. Topics and discussions focused on the role of the UN in Iraq, the ethical coverage of children and young people, freedom of expression and combatting hate speech, gender sensitivity in the media and reporting on gender-based violence as well as the role of journalists in the prevention and control of health emergencies/outbreaks.

Link to the event: https://iraq.unfpa.org/en/video/un75-media-workshop-2020