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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My Sister’s Keeper

In accordance with the campaign theme of the International Women’s Day, #Balanceforbetter the Journalists for Christ fellowship on Saturday, March 23 will be devoted to discussing how to improve the lots of women in the media.  The theme of the fellowship is ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Venue: International Press Centre, Dideolu Estate, off Ijaye Road, Ogba, Lagos. Time: 11am-1pm If the campaign theme #Balanceforbetter, which is informed by the ack of enough gender balance and equity consideration in media management and coverage, is to be achieved, there is indeed a need for journalists to be…

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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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WACC calls for better balance in journalism, world

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has called for better gender balance in journalism and a better world The association which is an international organization that promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people’s dignity and community made the call in a call to action to mark the International Women’s Day 2019 on March 8 Gender balance in journalism according to the organization requires a shift towards media practice that responds to the needs and interests of audiences, half of whom are women. WACC noted that it’s…

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