HWPL to establish news website concentrating on peace-related issues
The heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the UN ECOSOC (United Nation Economic and Social Council) says it’s planning to establish a news platform as a website concentrating on peace-related issues, and also will be taking account of solutions offered by professional journalists.
Mr. Ian Seo, Chief Manager of International Press Department, HWPL from South Korea, disclosed this at the the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religionsâ€™ Peace (WARP) Summit held in South Korea.
Mr Seo said, â€śat the peace media initiative we are planning to establish will start with a news platform as a website concentrating on peace-related issues, not only covering information of conflicts around the world but also taking account of solutions offered by professional journalists like you. This will allow people to have access to knowledge in every part of the globe regarding peace buildingâ€ť.
In his own remark, Mr. Jean de Dieu Munyembabazi, a journalist at IGIHE Brundi from Rwanda said, â€śFreedom of speech in most of the African countries is still a myth, an ideal.
“As a journalist, I have decided to do my work by sharing evidence and well-researched news and spread it across the country as well as internationally. To do this work, I will share the news for the HWPL platform. People have a right to know what is going on”.
Themed â€śConstructing collaborative governance for development and implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)â€ť, the annual gathering had 100 journalists as participants from 50 countries.