CREATE SPACE FOR STORIES ON CHILDREN: MEDIA ADVISED.
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Media Practioners have been advised to create space to amplify the plight of the Ugandan Child. In resolutions made after a one year project funded by UNICEF meant to ensure that there is more funding to programmes targeted at children, civil society organizations under the umbrella body NGO FORUM appealed to the media to join the movement on Child Rights by availing space for advocacy. The organizations also advised journalists to Practice responsible reporting and profiling of children’s rights in a more inclusive and sensitive way. The support officer policy engagement and enhancement at the NGO forum Sophie Kange says the media is very vital in pushing the child rights cause. The media often times has reported about children in case of an abuse and not followed up the stories affecting the impact they would have caused in society and at policy level.