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An article from Abidjan.net
The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs ( DFAE) of Switzerland is organizing a seminar on “The role of journalists and the media in preventing violence and violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel” from 12 to 14 June 2017 in Dakar .
The seminar’s main objective is to help improve the capacity of journalists and the media to better contribute to the prevention of violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel. It will bring together some thirty journalists and experts from the countries of West Africa and the Sahel.
This meeting follows the recommendations of the conference organized by UNOWAS in partnership with the International Institute for Peace (IPI) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAE) in Dakar on 27 and 28 June 2016, on the theme : “Investing in peace and preventing violence in West Africa and the Sahel: Conversation around the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action”. It also draws on UNESCO’s existing initiatives to promote journalism education and a culture of peace.
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