A PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, Mariam Ileyemi, has been selected for the Inequality Reporting Fellowship of the Africa Centre for Growth Journalism (ACDJ).
Ms Ileyemi was selected alongside 9 different journalists from numerous media organisations throughout Nigeria, out of 293 functions.
The fellowship, in line with a press release issued by ACDJ and signed by Adeolu Adekola, commenced with a two-day residential coaching workshop held in Lagos from 7 to 10 August.
The assertion quoted the organisation’s Board Chair and former Africa Regional Director for the United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA), Bunmi Makinwa, that data-based growth journalism ought to ask questions and supply related solutions.
Mr Makinwa mentioned; “This (the fellowship) is about journalism, about growth, about inhabitants, about inequalities and information. It’s about placing the nexus of those parts collectively and the Africa Heart for Growth Journalism is one which queries numerous the financial, social, governance and coverage points round us and is asking: What are the deficits in human growth? The place are these gaps? Why do they exist? What are the implications? Who’s accountable for the gaps? What must be accomplished?”
Concerning the coaching
ACDJ mentioned the coaching workshop was organised below its Sub-Nationwide Growth Knowledge Accountability Reporting Venture, which, it famous, is targeted on constructing the capability of journalists to report on inequality at state and native authorities ranges.
The organisation mentioned members had been taken by means of completely different modules reminiscent of a number of inequalities and sub-national growth information reporting; fundamentals of, or greatest follow for investigative journalism; how gender-based violence impacts inequality – what journalists ought to know; fundamentals of, or greatest follow for information reporting and sources; key ideas of gender equality– what journalists ought to know; and fundamentals or greatest follow for use of Freedom of Info (FoI).
The classes, the assertion added, had been facilitated by seasoned useful resource individuals together with the Programme Officer for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice on the Ford Basis, Olufunke Baruwa; the Government Director, Worldwide Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Dayo Aiyetan, and his counterpart at Media Profession Providers, Lekan Otufodunrin.
ACDJ mentioned additionally available had been the Deputy Government Director, Girls Advocates and Analysis Documentation Centre (WARDC), Emmanuela Azu; the Government Director, Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Edetaen Ojo; former On-line Editor, Punch Newspaper, Adesola Ayo-Aderele, and ACDJ’s Government Director and Editor-in-Chief, Rotimi Sankore.
The organisation mentioned previous to the workshop, it had additionally held an Editors Roundtable in collaboration with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) “to share information findings on how inequality at sub-national ranges impacts important nationwide points reminiscent of insecurity and the continuing training disaster.”
Concerning the fellowship
“The ACDJ’s Inequality Reporting Fellowship is a part of the collaborative media partnership supported by the MacArthur Basis by means of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism,” the assertion famous.
It additional mentioned 293 functions had been acquired from throughout Nigeria however that the ten selected journalists are from BBC, The Cable Newspaper, Channels Tv, Day by day Belief Newspaper, Punch Newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, TVC Information, and Platform Occasions.
“The selected journalists might be supported to research and publish/broadcast data-based studies on numerous inequalities associated to Financial Inequality, Gender, Earnings, Fragility or Insecurity, Well being, Political Illustration, Sexual and Reproductive Well being, Power, and Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs),” ACDJ mentioned.
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