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By Babatope Babalobi
“Keep asking questions. Sanitation and hygiene are not glamorous issues that you can easily get into the front pages of the media. You have an incredible role to play in terms of transparency, in terms of ensuring there is public accountability. You need to ask great questions that will put service providers and regulators on their foot. Use your expertise, professional skills, and enthusiasm to keep asking questions on how Sanitation and Hygiene services can be effectively delivered to the people.”
This was the charge given to Journalists by Amanda Marlin, Programme Manager, Advocacy and Communications, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) during the recently held Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene (GSF) in Mumbai, India.
Journalists who attended the one week event, had an opportunity not only to report the event to their audiences locally, but also participated in a training workshop designed to make them better reporters of water, sanitation and hygiene issues. (more…)