HIGHLIGHTS: Day 1 for a 2 Day Training for Journalists on Peace and Conflict Sensitive Reporting

This training is held in collaboration with Premium Times and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. Over twenty journalists from varied media platforms such as Channels TV, Punch News, Guardian, Vanguard, and more are gathered to be trained and have a discourse on Peace and Conflict Sensitive Reporting in Nigeria.

Mr. Isaac Albert, the Professor of African History, Peace and Conflict Studies of the University of Ibadan discussed the necessity of understanding what conflict entails.

He discussed how journalists need to minimize the negative impact of conflict and maximize the positive impact of conflict.

He emphasized that when journalists are reporting, they need to ensure how to manage the relationship with the government.

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Furthermore, the Founder of Radio NOW, Kadaria Ahmed said that there’s a difference between what is harmful and offensive. She said that I annoy you doesn’t mean that the news is harmful.

Madam Ahmed said that we have to draw the line and not allow government and institutions to muzzle us. Read More 

Also, a participant at the 2-Day training for Journalists on Peace and Conflict Sensitive Reporting, Bolanle Ismail, a Lecturer from Crescent University in Abeokuta expressed gratitude towards the NGF and the Premium Times for the training.

She said that it was beneficial to be able to learn and communicate with professionals who are practicing in the field.

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