Journalists Cautioned in Reporting Rape Cases

first_imgThe former Prosecutor of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases at Criminal Court “E” at the Temple of Justice, Cllr. George Sagbeh, has cautioned journalists to be prudent in reporting on rape cases.The legal prosecutor at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) maintained that journalists should be keenly aware of the power of using (descriptive) language, especially at the beginning of reporting an incident of rape.Cllr. Sagbeh spoke at a 5-day training of media practitioners organized by UN Women held in Ganta, Nimba County recently.He said “Sexual violence is an act that someone is subjected to and the language used to describe the situation should show the non-consensual nature of the act. Journalists must write the story as it happens, and leave no room for doubt.”Cllr. Sagbeh, who served as one of the facilitators, said it is important for journalists to be careful in reporting rape cases because he or she is not a part of the incident and therefore they are not third-parties to the crime.The former SGBV prosecutor who has prosecuted rape cases for the last five years said journalists are not to report rape cases without using the police charge sheet, which he pointed out, is a document from the legal authority of said case and the story will be authentic.He said most of the communities are becoming sexually toxic quarters and “It is common for newspapers and radio outlets to use terms like sexual assault or sexual abuse when reporting on SGBV crimes.”The counselor said a sexual offense story has to be written or broadcast to attract the readers’ attention, using the when, where and how methods of reporting.He said in writing SGBV stories, journalists must know that sexual violence is a continuation of the behaviors that include but are not limited to rape and sexual assaults among other SGBV activities.Acts of sexual violence are crimes committed without consent, “sometimes with violence and coercion, sometimes against the most vulnerable among us,” he said.Cllr. Sagbeh called on members of the Liberia Media to stop writing ‘parochial stories’ that do not portray the actual story or the incident reported about because by doing that, the journalistic profession will be undermined and the credibility of the writer will be questioned by the public.The former SGBV prosecutor said the details of writing rape stories must usually be against the perpetrators, “But it is also important to avoid naming the victim.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: HR Team require HR Administrator

first_imgHR Team is currently seeking to recruit for the following position:HR AdministratorAbout HR Team HR Team offers employment law and strategic human resource services to employers in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK.About the Job RoleJob Title: HR AdministratorContract Type: Part-time/PermanentHours of Work: 3 days weekSalary: Negotiable and depending on experienceJob Location: HR Team, Catalyst Inc., Bay Road, Derry~LondonderryAs a HR Administrator, you will be required to provide an administration service to HR Team clients ensuring that the team is efficient in servicing its growing client base. There will be a high emphasis on client satisfaction as this is at the forefront of what we do. Your expertise in the following areas will be required:• Answering all incoming calls to the HR Team office in a professional way• Devising employment-related documents such as letters, policies, procedures• Administering contracts of employment and employee handbooks in line with the relevant employment legislation in that jurisdiction• Conducting research into updates on employment legislation • Conducting HR-related administration tasks• Organisation of training workshops and webinars for client base• Co-ordination of training and workshops and webinars on the day• Be client facing where appropriate • Always representing HR Team in the most professional and positive way• Maintaining a good rapport with all HR Team clients• Ensuring that a strong commercial understanding is always demonstrated to our clients.Essential Criteria:• A HR qualification or working towards• A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a HR administration or HR assistant role• A strong understanding of employment law and HR• Experience of administering various employee relations procedures such as grievance, disciplinary, dignity at work, absence and redundancy.• Excellent communication and client satisfaction skills• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).• Strong organisational and team working skills.• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to pay attention to detail.Desirable Criteria:• Membership of CIPDThe ideal candidate will have a strong interest in working with all parts of HR / Employee life cycle.How to Apply:To apply for this position, please send your CV outlining how you meet the criteria, your current salary and when you would be available to commence employment, to hello@hrteamgroup.com or via post.Job Vacancy: HR Team require HR Administrator was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HR TeamjobVacancylast_img read more