17 June 2012

South Sudan: 'Effective Mass Communication Is What We Encourage,' Dr Benjamin

press release

Juba — The minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin has said the government of South Sudan recognizes responsible and only effective mass communication.

Dr Benjamin who is also the spokesperson of the government of South Sudan remarked this last week while opening a workshop on how to prepare the journalists for public broadcast.

He stated that the government welcomes interactive communication with the citizens so that they exactly know what the government is doing in regards to their needs. He as well pointed out the importance of public broadcast in nation building mentioning that the media bills are on the way for enactment into law.

He advised journalists to work in line or within the limits of what is agreed upon in the bills and to embrace professional ethics of conduct to avoid problems.

"Those who are taking media as fora for insulting and abusing others will have problems with the bills to be enacted into law because it doesn't entertain such behavior", the minister warned.

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