Journalists, Church leaders urged to help curb corruption

Journalists and church leaders have been urged to be in the vanguard of curbing corruption in the country. The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the July fellowship meeting of Journalists for Christ (JFC) in Lagos. The theme of the fellowship was “The Role of the Media and the Church In curbing corruption in Nigeria”. Participants at the meeting noted that corruption exists in the media and in the church, and it has eaten very deep into these sectors, just as it has in the…

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How Journalism help beat human traffickers in IDP camps

Nigerian journalist and campaigner, Philip Obaji Jr. in this article published in www.newsdeeply.com/refugees  describes what working with children displaced by Boko Haram has taught him both about the power of storytelling and the importance of education – and access to clean water – to protect children at risk of trafficking. MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA – After the Boko Haram insurgency began in northeast Nigeria in 2009, thousands of people started fleeing the region to other parts of the country, including to my home city of Calabar in southern Nigeria. Many of these survivors were children…

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The need for media monitoring on reporting of 1DPs

Welcome address by President of Journalists for Christ International Outreach, Mr Lekan Otufodunrin at stakeholders meeting on Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of IDPs in Africa project   I want to formally welcome you all to today’s program which is a stakeholders meeting on the project being implemented by our organization, Journalists for Christ International Outreach with the support of World Association for Christian Communication WACC and Bread for the World, and Waldensian Church’s Otto per Mille (OPM) Office in Italy.   The project titled : Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of…

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Journalists as Voice of the Voiceless

Message by Pastor  David Odunayo at April 2018 Fellowship Every Christian journalist is a voice sent forth by God to be a voice of the voiceless majority. Just like John the Baptist was the voice sent by God in the wilderness, every Christian journalist is God’s voice sent forth to represent the one whose voice can’t be heard in the high places. In Genesis. 40 : 14, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s chief cup bearer after interpreting his dream to him “But when all goes well with you, remember me and…

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Call for improved reporting of IDPs issues

A call has been made for improved media reportage of Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs ). The call was made at the end of a stakeholder’s consultative meeting organized by Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach, Nigeria as part of the activities for the ‘Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of IDPs in Africa’ project: A case study of media coverage of IDPs in Nigeria”. The monitoring project in three African countries, namely, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya is supported by the World Association for Christian Communication…

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Pressing for Progress in the Media

All thanks and appreciation to God Almighty for this grand opportunity to stand before wonderful people of a very noble pen profession. Don’t be surprised that I call ours a noble profession because I know for sure and for certainty there is a greater measure of nobility in a profession that allows one to be creative, novel, courageous and determined to dare make a difference in a dynamic world. So, I am really excited to be here after so many years I last attended the Fellowship. Treating the topic of…

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How to be a purpose-driven journalist

KEY TAKE AWAYS FROM JOURNALISTS FOR CHRIST FELLOWSHIP; JANUARY 2018. Compiled by Yemisi Otufodunrin Theme: Purpose Driven Journalism Text: 2Kings 2:1-15 We cannot afford to live our lives as if there is no purpose for our existence. It is the knowledge of where you are headed that keeps you going. There must be something you are living for. To be a purpose driven Journalist; >>> Ask God for His plan and purpose for your career. >>> Have a vision of what you want to accomplish. Draft your vision and mission…

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Work hard and smart, Otufodunrin advises journalists

By Adeyinka Akintunde President of Journalists for Christ, Lekan Otufodunrin has advised journalists against working hard alone. For him, a journalist should not just work hard, but also work smart. Speaking on the topic “Purpose-Driven Journalism” at the January Fellowship of  JFC  held on Saturday, 20th January 2018 at the International Press Centre, Lagos, the Online Editor of The Nation Newspaper said it is risky for any one, particularly journalists to live life without purpose. Based on the biblical text from 2 Kings 2:1-15, Otufodunrin said journalists should  have a…

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Seek knowledge, Seminitari urges Journalists

By Dayo Emmanuel Former River State Commissioner for Information and the immediate past Acting Director General of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Mrs. Ibim Seminitari has urged journalists to take mentoring opportunities seriously. She made the plea at the March fellowship of Journalists For Christ (JFC) in Lagos last weekend while delivering a talk on the theme, “Be bold for change,” designed to mark the global day for women. Seminitari, a pioneer member of JFC commended leadership of the 19-year-old organisation for holding the forte. She said, “One of…

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