In the two-days media literacy workshop held at the Bintumani Conference Center by SLAJ in partnership with IDEA with support from European Union, Youth advocates and journalists from 6 regions of Sierra Leone pledged to collaborate with SLAJ and their partners to tackle information disorder particularly in the upcoming elections.

In the verge to supporting the aim of the workshop which was ‘promoting information integrity in the electoral process’, the journalists and youth advocates promised to serve as peace ambassadors during the upcoming elections stating that, “We’re determined henceforth, to be spreading factual information and countering Fake News about the upcoming elections.”

They acknowledged their citizens responsibilities to combat all sort of hates massages, tribalism and other problems that may disrupt the peaceful conduct of the electoral processes in the nations scheduled for June 24 this year.

They promised to make good use of their voices to contribute positively on elections related radio and television shows that will promote peace.

Their commitments were welcomed by Ahmed Sahid Nasralla, President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ) and their partners, who also agreed to collaborate with them. “We’re excited to note your serial consider valuable, but my appeal is for you all to be vigilant and courageous to putting your words into actions in the course to promoting information nationwide,” said the SLAJ president.