Young people's participation in citizen journalism is set to grow after the setting up of a project which saw youths from across the country receiving free mobile phones last week.
Under the "You Report" programme, the youths were expected to write and publish stories on issues affecting them using the phones. All child parliamentarians benefited from donated handsets from
The programme follows a similar one in
"We need to know what's going on so that the decisions that have to be made by policy makers are informed by what's happening on the ground," Dzikira said, adding that there were plans to expand the project to cover youths outside the junior parliament.
But Constance Chigwamba, the permanent secretary in the
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