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Sierra Leone: Journalists Trained On Mining, Environmental Issues

By Hawa Amara

The Association of Journalists on Mining and Extractives (AJME) on Friday trained journalists from both the print and electronic media on how to report on mining and environmental issues. The training took place at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) headquarter on Campbell Street, Freetown.

In his opening remarks, chairperson of the association, Mohamed Konneh, said the training was part of a grant given by Inter-News to build the capacity of journalists that would work in areas of mining and environment.

Konneh maintained that the project was being implemented by four networks including AJME, Union of Environmental Journalists (UEJ), the Association of Wetland Journalists (AWJ) and the Sierra Leone Environmental Journalists Association (SLEJA).

Konneh told the gathering that the training was a wakeup call for journalists that are working on environmental issues to interact and bring out problems in the environment.

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