The Media Institute of Southern Africa Lesotho (MISA Lesotho) chapter has introduced media houses to the Peace Building and Conflict Reporting project in contribution to the holding of the national assembly elections set for 28th February, 2015.
The organisation’s project comprises of five-day training of journalists, especially political programme presenters, on Peace Building and Conflict Reporting. The training will be geared towards building the participant’s capacity in reporting that will contribute to peaceful holding of the elections.
At a meeting in Maseru this morning attended by ten media houses MISA Lesotho disclosed that other components of the project include a study tour to Rwanda to learn from the country’s experience on the contribution of the media in genocide.
MISA Lesotho also plans to coordinate election coverage using radio stations, newspapers, television and social media.
There will also be a media monitoring team whose duty will be to monitor media reportage before, during and after the elections.
The project is supported by Open Society Initiative in Southern Africa (OSISA) and United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) Lesotho.