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Journalists Trained in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Walea al-Jaberi

On November 13, the Studies and Economics Media Center (SEMC) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy held a training course on economic and social rights for 25 journalists.

Mustafa Nasr, the SEMC chairman, said that the session aimed to build the capacities of economic journalists on economic and social rights, relying on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international conventions.

Nasr pointed out that the political press has overshadowed the economic and social side, stressing the importance of the protection of rights in various forms.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information, Ahmed al-Homati, praised the importance of the session on economic and social rights and said that everyone in society has to care about the economy and journalists have to realize society’s economic needs.

Noor Ba Obbad, head of the Civil Society Sector in the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption, confirmed the interdependence between economic and social rights, the principles of good governance, and the media role in the struggle for those rights.