Journalism as a sacred calling

Message by Vice President, Mrs Ugonma Cokey, Deputy Director, Training, Voice of Nigeria (VON) at February 2021 fellowship in Lagos What does Journalism do? -It makes people take stock of their lives, what they do, say etc.(they hold people into account, both leaders and the led) -Journalism prevents the public from being misled by statements, actions, organisations etc, through the information they give them. -It provides citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decision about their lives, community, society etc. Sacred: Set apart, made holy, consecrated,…

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‘Make your libraries accessible to people’

By Timilehin Ayomide and Temitayo Adeyemi President of Journalists For Christ (JFC), Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin has called on journalists with rich libraries to make their books accessible to interested persons. Otufodunrin made the call at the monthly fellowship of the organisation with the theme ‘Ministry of Writing’ held at the CEE-HOPE Conference Hall, Ogba, Lagos. According to him, many people have rich libraries locked away in their homes without people benefiting from the books. “We find that many people lock their books up in personal libraries away from those who…

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‘How we achieved family life, media work balance’

Achieving family life and work balance for media professionals requires the understanding of the nature of their jobs by their spouses. Mrs. Oyeyemi Gbenga-Mustapha, Health Reporter with the BBC (Africa) gave the advice at the May fellowship of Journalists For Christ (JFC) in Lagos on May 25. She was the co-speaker with the Chief Responsibility Officer of a Christian entertainment channel, Exclusive To Divinity (X2D), Mr. Deji Irawo on the need for successful career and family life. Gbenga-Mustapha, erstwhile Health Correspondent of The Nation Newspaper explained how she combined her…

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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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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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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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