27 Jan 2012 Democratic Republic of Congo: Consolidating and Promoting a Culture of Peace
Organisation pour le Développement et les Droits Humains au Congo (ODDHC)
The Organization for Development and Human Rights in the Congo (ODDHC) was formed in 2005 to promote and protect human rights in the country. It works to make known international and national human rights instruments, for the full development of women and children, and towards establishing equitable justice and a state of law in the Congo. ODDHC has noted that during electoral periods, the Congolese media are used as vehicles for messages and attitudes that are overtly partisan and that worsen an already volatile situation. Since the media could play a more positive role, this project aims at a qualitative change in favour of peace, tolerance and human rights. The project comprises a national training workshop for professionals from public, private and community media on promoting a democratic consensus and respect for human rights, followed by the production and broadcast of articles and programmes on building a culture of peace. ODDHC will work with the Congolese Media Observatory, a specialist in media monitoring, to evaluate articles and broadcasts.
Contact: Mademoiselle Sylvie Nadège Mfoutou Banga