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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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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Journalists urged to show love of Christ with profession

Dayo Emmanuel While millions around the world marked the popular Valentine’s Day 14th February, Journalists have been asked to manifest the love of Christ as they go about their daily assignments. The call was made by the President of Journalists For Christ (JFC), Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin at the group’s February fellowship in Lagos recently. Speaking at the fellowship, Otufodunrin read from I Corinthians 13 and asked journalists to emulate lessons from the passage. “How does the love of Christ manifest in our lives as journalists and how concerned are we about…

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Biblical Journalism: Seven Things The Lord Hates

Lekan Otufodunrin In 1998, while I was Group News Editor of The Punch Newspaper, I established a faith based media group, Journalists for Christ. Among other goals, the organisation was to encourage Christian journalists to live up to the tenets of their faith in the discharge of their duties. We were interested in promoting a biblical basis for the practice of journalism in addition to the code of ethics of the profession which journalists are required to abide with. Every third Saturday of the month, we hold a fellowship at…

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‘Thank God for successful four decades career’

Ngwuoke C. Ngwuoke How time flies! It seems just like yesterday. I remember vividly many years ago, the day I walked into the then Imo Broadcasting Service to start a career in journalism, a profession I knew absolutely nothing about. I remember going out to cover what they called assignments ( a word I thought only referred to home works given by the teacher) and returning to scribble what I saw or heard people say. It seems just like yesterday. I remember the day and circumstances that led to my…

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