Starrys Obazei 

Contrary to what was written earlier in that WITNESS owns STER, STER is indeed a partner with WITNESS.

WITNESS has a special focus and according to the Africa Project Coordinator at WITNESS, Nkem Agunwa: “For the last five years WITNESS has focused on confronting manipulation media, mis/disinformation that could undermine the trustworthiness of video evidence.”

And STER in collaboration WITNESS organized a one-day intensive training on Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) reporting for journalists on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Agunwa, explaining why the seminar was organized, said; “This training was targeted at mitigating harmful narratives that may fuel sexual and gender-based violence and impede access to justice.

“WITNESS and STER have developed an SGBV reporting guideline and the training for journalists was geared towards educating journalists, bloggers and media professionals on how to combat harmful narratives that could fuel violence against women and sustain harmful gender stereotypes, disinformation, misogyny.”

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