PREMIUM TIMES, NGF practice journalists on peace, war-sensitive reporting


The PREMIUM TIMES Academy, in partnership with the Nigerian Governors Dialogue board (NGF), has concluded a two-day coaching for journalists in Nigeria on war-sensitive reporting.

The coaching began on Wednesday and ended on Thursday.

The challenge became as soon as organised to relief selected Nigerian journalists effectively anecdote on war and pretty a pair of sensitive points of their assorted beats.

A total of 34 journalists were selected from online, print and electronic media all the arrangement through reasonably a pair of newsrooms within the country.

People were taught diverse matters ranging from the penalties of non-sensitive reporting, recordsdata-gathering in an generation of deceptive recordsdata, to the risks of ethnic profiling, as neatly because the workings of the NGF in reasonably a pair of sectors.

Kadaria Ahmed Nigerian journalist, media entrepreneur, television host.
Kadaria Ahmed Nigerian journalist, media entrepreneur, tv host.

At the coaching, the Creator of PREMIUM TIMES, Dapo Olorunyomi, described non-sensitive reporting as unprofessional reporting.

The penalties, he acknowledged, of unprofessional reporting might perchance well slay up in damaging and tragic outcomes.

Referring to an famend pupil, Robert Manoff, Mr Olorunyomi acknowledged educated journalism, within the context of war, might perchance well support counter misconceptions and rumours; construct consensus; facilitate communication between conflicting events; analyse the war and educate on the formulation of resolution, and propose alternate solutions and solutions to the war.

Richard Akinwumi, Head Digital Strategy at PREMIUM TIMES.
Richard Akinwumi, Head Digital Diagram at PREMIUM TIMES.

On his fragment, the Director-Total of the NGF, Asishana Okauru, acknowledged the coaching became as soon as in conserving with the contemporary dynamics, which has brought the media to the fore within the forms of reporting that might perchance perchance both deal with the country collectively or drive us all apart.

He described media studies in contemporary cases as disappointing. Essentially based fully fully on him, a pair of of the guidelines headlines as soon as in a while threaten the materials that deal with the country collectively.

The NGF, he added, believes within the primary and the inalienable significance of freedom of speech and would continue to accomplice with the media now not correct to deal with the country collectively.

DEJI ADEKUNLE Deputy Programme Director/ Data Lead at Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Deputy Programme Director/ Records Lead at Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism.

To build that, he acknowledged the Dialogue board will make lag media practitioners that accomplice with the physique are trained and retrained to are living up to the responsibility of the occupation.

“Most of you cover sensitive beats since you are depended on by your media organisation. This beat is accurate indubitably among the sensitive ones, and for us, bringing you up to the tag on contemporary tactics of your alternate and its trends of reporting is now not negotiable.

PREMIUM TIMES, NGF train journalists on peace, conflict-sensitive reporting
PREMIUM TIMES, NGF practice journalists on peace, war-sensitive reporting

“At the NGF Secretariat, we are convinced that no nation develops and not using a to blame media. The Rwandan skills is both upsetting and appropriate to cite at this stage. On our fragment, we request excessive standards of professionalism and a eager look to major parts from all of you,” Mr Okauru acknowledged.

PREMIUM TIMES' Editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed speaking.
PREMIUM TIMES’ Editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed talking.

Quite a pair of seasoned journalists esteem the PREMIUM TIMES’ Editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed, the paper’s Managing Editor, Idris Akinbajo, Dayo Aiyetan, the Director, World Centre For Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and Kadaria Ahmed, Founder, Radio NOW, were also latest to portion instruments for tremendous war-sensitive reporting.

One general level the facilitators made is that it’s miles the responsibility of journalists to present honest, factual, balanced, and function recordsdata to society.

At the pause of the coaching, people were issued certificates.

The people most neatly-liked the organisers for the workshop and promised to practice the contemporary recordsdata of their reporting.

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