Dedza District Council has trained journalists plying their trade within its jurisdiction in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
Speaking in Lilongwe on Thursday (19th August, 2021) when he officially opened the two-day training session, Dedza District Commissioner Emmanuel Bulukutu said it was of paramount importance that journalists should be reporting from an informed point of view.
“Journalists are key stakeholders in disaster risk management and can best serve the interests of the marginalised communities when they have a better understanding on issues they are reporting on. With proper training and understanding, journalists will report professionally and ethically,” said Bulukutu.
He then called upon the journalists to work closely with the council in efforts aimed at reducing disaster risks and uplifting the lives of communities in Dedza.
In June this year, Machinga and Mangochi District Councils jointly held a session in which they oriented journalists on DRM.