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Twenty young South Sudanese men and women finished training in photojournalism.

ABYEy (CyHAN)- Twenty young South Sudanese men and women finished training in photojournalism sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Lydia Gachinga, UNESCO Communication's Officer said the training is a joint effort between the UNESCO and Swedish Government to foster peace and sustainable development through building capacities and strengthening skills of young media professionals in professional media production through photography.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Lydia Gachinga, UNESCO Communication's Officer:

"It is high time we trained South Sudan Journalist to tell the story of South Sudan through their own eyes and we believe that this practical training which has been here for the last two weeks is going to support the country in terms of telling their own story, where the South Sudanese own the story and they can bring the story through photography."

Manu Daniel, a journalist, said that he was one of the luckiest people to participate and get the skills from the two weeks training.

SOUNDBITES: (English) Manu Daniel, trainee

"Within this two weeks I am able to get skills that made me to produce this work, this is a story on rock breakers on Jebel Kujur."

Kade Doris is one of the ten female participants, she said that she had never held a camera before and was admiring other photojournalist and wanted to become like one of them.

SOUNDBITES: (English) Kade Doris, trainee

"Before, I did not know how to hold camera. Sometimes I could hold it like upside down but you know I really got the knowledge from our training."

Frederique Cifuentes, a French photojournalist who trained the South Sudanese said the course was of an international standard.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Frederique Cifuentes, trainer

"I am satisfied about the fact that they have been trained according to the international professional level. Not according to the difficulty you encounter in South Sudan."

With limited access and sometimes dealing with security personnel South Sudan journalists face difficulties while doing their assignment. Kade Dorins a participant called on the government and Security personnel to cooperate and trust journalists.

SOUNDBITES: (English) Kade Dorins, trainee

"To the government, whenever you see us on the street taking pictures please don't mistake us, we are doing it for the development of South Sudan, so please don't take us as enemies."

This training is also a precursor to a one month regional training on photojournalism which is foreseen to take place in Addis Ababa, in October 2015, aimed at promoting South-South exchange. Out of the 20 South Sudanese Journalists that have attended the 2 week training, 4 will be sponsored to attend the advanced training in Addis Ababa.

STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / UNESCO PHOTOJOURNALISM

SOURCE: UNMISS

RESTRICTIONS: NONE

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 3 AUGUST 2015, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Various shots, photographs

2. Close up, Photo of woman in the market

3. Wide shot, conference hall

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lydia Gachinga, UNESCO Communication's Officer:

"It is high time we trained South Sudan Journalist to tell the story of South Sudan through their own eyes and we believe that this practical training which has been here for the last two weeks is going to support the country in terms of telling their own story, where the South Sudanese own the story and they can bring the story through photography."

5. Med shot, Manu Daniel, a trainee talking about his project

6. Close up, photo, crashed stones

7. SOUNDBITES: (English) Manu Daniel, trainee

"Within these two weeks I am able to get skills that made me to produce this work; this is a story on rock breakers on Jebel Kujur."

8. Wide shot, man looking at exhibition

9. SOUNDBITES: (English) Kade Dorins, trainee

"Before, I did not know how to hold camera. Sometimes I could hold it like upside down but you know I really got the knowledge from our training."

10. Med shot, trainer and group of journalists taking pictures

11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Frederique Cifuentes, Trainer

"I am satisfied about the fact that they have been trained according to the international professional level. Not according to the difficulty you encounter in South Sudan."

12. Close up, photo

13. SOUNDBITES: (English) Kade Doris, trainee

"To the government, whenever you see us on the street taking pictures please don't mistake us, we are doing it for the development of South Sudan, so please don't take us as enemies."

14. Med shot, Kade Dorins getting her certificate

15. Wide shot, Journalists taking picture

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