Journalists urged to be their Sisters’ Keepers

By Rhoda Olorunfemi President of Journalists for Christ (JFC) Mr  Lekan Otufodunrin has urged journalists to be their sisters’ keepers while on duty. Otufodunrin who  made the call on Saturday at the monthly fellowship of the organisation  noted  that women are not well represented in the industry at various levels. He disclosed  that a  research by the JFC to mark the International Women’s Day revealed that very few women occupy top managerial positions. Using 2 Timothy 1: 1-5 as the text for the month, Otufodunrin stressed that journalists should check on one another…

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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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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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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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