Health journalists in Uganda yesterday received exert guidance on how to utilize data and evidence in improving on their reporting stories on adolescent’s sexual matters.
During a media cafe in Kampala, Dr Kirunda Ibrahim an expert working with World Health Organization (WHO) asked journalists to desist from exposing full details of victims of sexual related offences because it stigmatizes them.
Mrs Esther Dsafa from Centre for Health and Human Rights Development (CEHURD) asked journalists to always ensure that they get enough facts before reporting.
“Report from an informed point of view and don’t report stories for the sake of reporting, you need to have passion for what you are doing,” she said.
Mrs Esther Nakazzi the head of Health Journalists Association revealed that most journalists today are after earning from the profession rather than serving the nation.
At this workshop organized by Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum, representatives from Ministry of Health and NGOs promised timely support to all journalists who need evidence like statistical data on Health related matters.