C3T Participates in Workshop to Engage the Media in Effective Tobacco Control Advocacy (Accra, Ghana)

29 July 2017

From 25-28 July 2017, 03 C3T members took part in a training workshop on Engaging the Media in Effective Tobacco Control Advocacy. The workshop, organized by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth (ERA) – Nigeria in partnership with the Africa Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK), held at the Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra in Ghana and had as participants, tobacco control Journalists from seven countries in the West African sub-region; Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon.

The aim of the training was to deepen the knowledge of journalists on tobacco control-related issues, as well as build the capacity of tobacco control stakeholders in media advocacy.

Participants shared experiences on the tobacco control situation in different countries, industry maneuvers to curb tobacco control policies, best strategies to stimulate media coverage and use of social media in effectively reaching a wide audience.

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