Training media skills / agenda setting

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MFA conducted a Media and Presentations Skills training for civil society spokespersons in Uganda. Specifically, the training was for members of the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP), whose mission is to monitor and promote good governance. The training came three weeks before the nominations of presidential candidates for the February 2011 polls, and in the midst of intense civil society involvement in advocacy for a free, fair and peaceful electoral process. The training intended to equip selected civil society spokespersons under the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform, particularly those who are likely to interact a lot with the media during the election period, with both verbal and non-verbal communication, presentation and debating techniques. Two trainers from Britain and an award-winning journalist Ugandan, Simon Peter Kasyate conducted the training sessions.

Ahead of Uganda's 2011 general elections, Media Focus on Africa implemented a national media campaign to sensitise and mobilise voters across the country.
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