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after the early. morning. this is d.w. news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes brain dio's reach i'll be talking to the journalists who've made it their mission to empower refugee communities with reliable information. and different mediums similar message we'll take a look at a project in guyana that's trying to give women girls and self-confidence to improve their wellbeing.
hello i'm christine want to welcome to news africa it's good to have you along you're watching me now so you know what a difference a broad cost can make and it's not just television radio can be a powerful tool for citizen journalists now there are about a 1000000 refugees between south sudan and uganda and it's mostly people from south sudan who fled to uganda because of fighting often they a rival triggers conflicts inside the host country now displaced people and members off the hook society often have no access to reliable information and that's a breeding ground for room as and false reports today we want to tell you about an initiative seeking to provide these communities with relevant radio it's called cross border network.
the. the. the. now the new has just organized a conference looking into the role that media can play it brought together. media professionals and humanitarian experts to discuss access to information in forced migration 6 weeks. i'm now joined by jane would cross border networks project coordinator in uganda and just a feeling for $10.00 she called and it's a project for south sudan and they're at that conference welcome to you ladies jane
i'll start with you just looking at some of the headlines on c.b.s. websites for example you've got canned music and don stop the marriage and refugee settlements you also have suicide cases many among south sudanese asylum seekers in uganda which you say that refugees settlements all communities with issues unique to them that local media just doesn't cover. thank you very much absolutely refugee camps all settlements whichever way you call them have challenges that are unique and unique to specific settlement camps. and sometimes this challenge is not just now tied lighted by mainstream media. for various reasons one of them being the issue of access to the camps or the 7 in the settlements is not as easy don't just walk into a fugitive camp to gather some of the information but. that then becomes
a limitation in terms of what some media houses are actually it's able to broadcast yes right yes i mean let me bring you here in here so you're using this platform c.b. and so ridge's tensions between the more than a 1000000 south sudanese refugees in uganda and their host communities how is that working. thank you so much. this is really working because cross-pollinate truck member registrations and cross-pollinate truck. veritas working towards you know creating a platform for for a few years and house communities we we do offer them an opportunity to have a dialogue between there for years and the host communities in their knowledge talk and share their challenge used and get solution that's normally what we do right.
we also you know we didn't limit talk member illustrations each member crowd look at a time for for for discussion or for us issues and there and then the content is wildly you know shared with all our audience and that's how we we write well in doing it ok just a bit and perhaps tell us more about i know you are going to weigh in here but starting with you josephine how does a cross border network kill rate its contents. possible in a talk is a network of member member registrations our contents normally come from the stations. but how we do it as cross about a new truck we almost give capacity building through to our member decisions journalists for them to come up with the counting that we need that should you know . the interest of cross more than a truck so what we do is like we give capacity building we have
a literal get lines we also you know have one in order but in standard together with the network editors we we always come up with the contents that we want and the contents that we're looking after is a kind of contents that you know. creates space for peaceful coexistence peace contents and that give you know the. refugees and the host communities a space you know creating a piece of the sun society right so that's how we normally do it yes right n.j. there is an element of citizen journalism to this right as as as just in a sort of alluding to. yes there is an element of us citizen journalists and that is how we are able to get some content that is not easy to find especially for other media outlets because we have citizen journalists who
said who some of whom leave within the comp so they said commenced and this one is that this citizen genet is that able to pick up on issues that within the comps are the segments and they share with us. with i member stations and then the content goes through editorial and then that helps us to have content that can contribute through yep is focal existence and also give some hope to stay with e.j. and i just want it i mean what i what are you all proudest achievements with cross border and it i think i'm proudest achievement is that we have been able to create content to that has one way or the other contributed to peaceful coexistence among us there if it is and then the host communities through our content we've also seen that some states have been taken by local government oh you know to
that to the fact that even some you know things have been ringback decided which have been helpful to to promote peace peace and peaceful coexistence we have examples of that as a result of content that we broadcast on our different radio stations member. member member districts you know different other districts where refugees. well in your late what excellent best practices were inserted in other districts that you know helps to scale down on. conflicts but established a mall you know comfortable and yeah better walking instead of said meant that a peaceful coexistence just mean that perhaps the end off with you can be the deeds of the academy as organized as conference looking at dialogue in forced migration what will be what will you be taking home from this conference. what
we will be taking home from this conference is that. people have to make an informed decision. dear if you use a becomes and so the idea of peace in sudan they're free to decide which owned owned this tradition whether to come out of the calm sender if you finish and go home you know help in rebuilding the nation and the other thing we also took from here is that. if you use an migration as an agenda today that all of us has to work together to make you know and peaceful society for people sort of to go home just as human jay thank you so much. and it's not just radio like a project from jane and josephine that's making a difference in ghana
a group of young people using theater to engage local team ages the p.s.l. for social change project says' its vision is to have resilient informed and empowered communities especially women girls and youth with self-confidence to improve their wellbeing. young actors in jamestown as sub able for crime are a hazard for an upcoming stage performers. pats off a group called fiat's are for social change the group uses interactive performances us and innovative 2 to promote be able react change. not just activists but friends who grew up in this community 28 year old just finished says that steffi atta saved here from teenage pregnancy as social vises i could see my age group getting pregnant dating food people do you think this guy was too old for me
but that was the norm now is there a down to the in could have followed this thing lying because we came here we had too nice an address to fit it it's needed different people in the community the group was formed in 2003 in a strange $100.00 young people so far taking many of them off the streets the act to entertain but also to address society our problems in the communities. we believe that seattle is a powerful tool that's can actually engage young people and the whole community discuss issues that are fairly at life and also putting these issues into a dramatic form helps added a community to actually realize how important issues and what you can do about it and find your own solutions to be a problem. to de josephine and have phrased opera form in this church in our crowd
following gary has out the previous the. audiences are comprised mainly of school children these stage performers is focused on the topic of ministration and. what's kills must when they face experience 8 reaction from the audience members that's equally the younger ones shows how much of the are from aids. and germ gets shipped over follows flying the amish a sad face and mustard so you appearing less destructive through and they want to pray for you. and i think the wing see should have time for de gale his main street is as you can't explain everything you. just feel their friends want to become professional stage act is soaring the country with messages. and that's it for now from africa you can catch all our stories on our website and
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fashion trends. in recent years there's been lots of talk about former colonial powers returning cultural jams mostly taken from africa that were looted in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century in germany's case we're talking about thousands of objects currently in german museums that were mostly taken from namibia which was a german colony until 915 the namibians want what they rightly consider as return this week germany has created the central office to deal with the restitution of such cultural abbots assets not only for namibia but it is there that the wounds of the colonial rule of the deepest. the german colonial era has left deep scars in the. artifacts from that country are still held in germany. including the.