Developmental Journalists from Northern Nigerian, during the PAGED Initiative two days workshop, held in Kano.

By Lola Seriki Idahosa

Trace Reporters –As COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, spreads internationally, so too does potentially harmful misinformation and disinformation. With countries all around the world grappling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Participatory Communication For Gender Development Initiative (Paged Initiative) on Thursday meet with over twenty developmental journalists from Northern Nigeria on the need to sensitize a wide variety of audience on COVID-19.

 

The two days workshop presently holding in Kano, which was declare open by the Programme Director Ummi Bukar of Participatory Communication For Gender Development Initiative (PAGED Initiative) on Thursday said COVID-19 Media Response project is a media capacity and advocacy project aimed to sensitize a wide variety of audience on COVID-19 with a look at the effect on gender implications in Nigeria.

 

According to The Programme Director, “The project aims at providing grants to media practitioners, through this project we hope to achieve human interest reports, put in Investigative reports about the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects on low income communities, Internally Displaced Persons and the general public at large”.

 

“The project will run for one year and it’s aimed at using media practitioners to tell human interest stories with a gender focus in the northern part of Nigeria.

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