RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, will inaugurate a training program for Saudi journalists and media specialists on Tuesday.
The training titled “Human-rights based approach in journalism” is being organized by the commission in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCR).
International experts from the OHCR and UN Resident Coordinator Nathalie Fustier will also attend the two-day program.
The training aims to develop the capacities of media professionals and journalists in dealing with human rights issues. It will introduce them to the international framework of human rights and sharpen their skills to tackle these issues.
On the first day, experts will focus on the international human rights law, as well as the work of the UN. The sessions will also cover legal media regulation in the Kingdom.
On the second day, the importance of journalists’ role in promoting human rights will be highlighted.
Participants will also get to learn about the real experiences of journalists.