The inaugural podcast of Peace Journalism Perspectives was produced for KKFI-FM by the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, MO. This edition features audio from a recent discussion at a conference about rhetoric in the 2016 US presidential election, and a report on a PJ project in South Sudan.
These PSA's were produced as part of the media and counterterrorism seminar this week in Kampala, Uganda. The seminar, attended by police officials and media representatives, was sponsored by the Center for Global Peace Journalism and the U.S. Embassy-Kampala.
As part of a peace media and counterterrorism project sponsored by the US Embassy and the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, local officials from the eastern region of Uganda teamed up with journalists to produce four outstanding public service announcements. The PSA's advice the public to be vigilant for activity by violent extremists.
The following three stories were selected winners in the recent peace/electoral journalism radio reporting contest. The contest was sponsored by the Peace, Developmental, and Electoral Journalism Project, sponsored by USAID and the US Embassy-Kampala.
It started with a radio report on a crisis in Uganda. The first half of the podcast contains this story. The report, heard by the Parkville, Missouri Rotary Club, lead to a project to do something about this crisis—a famine in northwestern Uganda. Parkville's Rotary Club collected $1000 in donations to fund a school lunch program at Ociba Primary School in Arua, which has been particularly hard hit by the famine. Using the $1000 donation, the Arua, Uganda Rotary Club has bought food for the children and staff at the school. Recently, the Parkville Rotary agreed to extend their support of Ociba School's lunch program for one more year. The second half of the podcast contains the story about my follow up visit to Ociba in January, 2011.