FEBRUARY 23, 1997
MEDIA AND NGOs PLAN STRATEGY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DRIVE
IN GREAT LAKES REGION
Plans are underway for the media and human rights organisations in the
Great Lakes region of Africa to work closer together in order to promote
human rights in the region.
Around 60 delegates from mainstream media and human rights organisations
based in Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania met in the
Ugandan capital Kampala from February 19-22 to discuss ways in which the
two groups could co-operate more closely. The region which has seen
widespread abuse of human rights in recent years.
The workshop - the first of its kind - was organised by the Africa bureau
of Inter Press Service (IPS), the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), and
the Human Rights and Peace Centre at Kampala's Makerere University. Funding
for the conference was provided by the Ford Foundation in Nairobi.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
L. MUTHONI WANYEKI
INTER PRESS SERVICE - NAIROBI BUREAU
RM 3, 1ST FLOOR
PO BOX 42005
KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
FLACK HOUSE, SOUTH 'B'
PO BOX 55235
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Steve Smith, moderator email@example.com