‘Media, CSO should engage public sector more’

Media and civil society groups in Nigeria have been urged to continue to engage the private sector through more active advocacy in order to provide public enlightenment. The call was made at a two-day course organised by Integrity Organisation Limited with support from Action Aid and UKAid. . At the event attended by selected journalists and members of the civil society from across Nigeria featured sessions during which participants were trained on engaging the private sector.Lead facilitator, Mr. Soji Apampa told participants to be proactive on issues for the benefit…

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How to be your sister’s keeper in the media

In commemoration of the International Women’s  Day  #IWD2019, Journalists for Christ on Saturday, March 23, 2019 held a special fellowship on the theme #Balanceforbetter with a discussion on how to be Sister’s keeper in the newsroom and on the beat. Here are some of the suggestions by participants at the fellowship. Don’t discriminate against female journalists in recruitment of staff on the assumption that they cannot cope with the requirements of the job. Look out for young female journalists to mentor on how to excel on the job, avoid being…

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IWD 2019: Women in the media missing at the top

Gender audit of major newspapers in Nigeria by Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach in commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day confirms that only very few women occupy top editorial positions in the country. JFC calls for conscious efforts to redress the imbalance and give more women the opportunity to be involved in major editorial making process in media organisations. The crucial role of women in any human endeavour cannot be overemphasized. Women, like men, have requisite skills and the capacity to perform most, if not all tasks. However,…

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Spiritual, professional tips for new options in media practice

Spiritual and professional tips on how to seek new horizons for media practice were offered at the Lagos monthly fellowship on Saturday, January 19. Journalists for Christ fellowship International Outreach, Lekan Otufodunrin gave the counsel why speaking on the theme of the meeting. “More than professional things to do, we must pray, seek divine direction and read and meditate of the words of God,” Otufodunrin stated. According to him, Christian journalists should more than ever before pray about how to survive the digital disruption of traditional media practice. “ Prayer…

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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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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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Mainstreaming gender in media reporting

MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN MEDIA REPORTING BY BETTY ABAH Presentation at JFC’s workshop) Definition: Gender mainstreaming is the public policy concept of assessing the different implications for women and men of any planned policy action, including legislation and programmes, in all areas and levels. Gender Mainstreaming is about equality, equity, it is about justice, it is about balance. Why Gender Mainstreaming in the media? Because in Africa, most times, editors, reporters and even the reading public are victims of the socialization of patriarchy and tend to see things, almost always from…

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The case for female journalists

Welcome address by President, Journalists for Christ International Outreach, Lekan Otufodunrin at the launch if the report on Mainstreaming Gender Reporting on Affirmative Action of Women and Girls Rights Issues. On behalf of members of Journalists for Christ, I want to welcome you all to today’s programme which is the launch of a report of a one- month media monitoring report on the portrayal and reportage of women and girls rights issues in six national newspapers in Nigeria. There have always been claims and counter claims about how well the…

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