Population Communication International or PCI media impact has ended a one day workshop in Monrovia for over 20 reporters on reporting on Ebola survivors.
PCI communication manager, Carolyn Kindelan, said for 30 years, the media impact program has harnessed the power of entertainment education to shift attitudes and behaviors in ways that improve people, and end violence against children, with focus on stopping child rape.
Ms. Kindelan said a group has been organized known as “I Survive Ebola” to carry out multi-dimension, Tran’s media communications campaign that places Ebola survivors from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
She said journalists interviewing survivors should first tell them what the interview is all about and always seek permission to have them recorded or photographed and the purpose for which the photo is taken.
For his part, the chairperson for Ebola Survivors Network, Korlia Bonarwolo, said the press has played a very good role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, which has taken away the lives of many people, but the media has not don’t well in the area of stigmatization against survivors.
By Bridgett Milton