The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda organized a breakfast meeting to engage with editors from key media houses in Kampala, Uganda under the theme: “Collaborating with editors to promote the protection of Human Rights Defenders Uganda” on June 7 2017 at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala.
The engagement was aimed at creating a working relationship with editors and enable them understand their role in the protection of HRDs as per the UN Declaration on HRDs. Below are the pictures from the engagement.

Editors poses for a photo with the NCHRDU team after the engagement

 

Editors appreciated their role as HRDs albeit doing human rights work sometimes unconsciously

The Daily Monitor Managing Editor for weekend editions Mr Allan Chekwech asks a question

Editors take part in an exercise ‘the newsroom challenge’ where they discussed issues that hinder reporting stories about HRDs

Our Board Chairperson Mr Mohammed Ndifuna speaks to editors

Our national coordinator Brenda Kugonza responds to a question from a participant

Participants including Mr Dick Nvule (in white shirt) of Radio Simba and Mr Kenneth Lukwago of Radio (in black jacket) one participate in a group exercise

A participant raises a point during plenary session

Our board member Mr Robert Ssempala, formerly a practicing journalist addresses editors