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Lola Seriki- Idahosa.. Trace Reporters –Ahead of 2023 General Elections, the International Press Centre in collaboration with Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) holds a two-days skill enhancing and capacity building /mentoring workshop for about thirty five 35 female Journalists across the northern part of Nigeria.

The two-day skill enhancing and capacity building/mentoring session for female journalists is a build-up to the 2023 elections, holding at Peniel Apartments, Abuja.

The overall objective is to strengthen the media for fair, accurate, ethical and inclusive reporting of the electoral processes and elections and in particular, seek to position female journalists to be in the frontline professional, inclusive, conflict sensitive, fact-checked and data driven coverage and reportage.

The essence of the capacity building is to change the old narrative, where women were excluded from the electoral reporting duties in their various media houses.

The capacity enhancing training is organised with the support of the European Union (EU) support to democratic governmence in Nigeria (EU-SDGN 11) under its component 4, which is support for media and is being implemented in partnership with the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) to ensure that the media, provides fair, accurate, ethical and inclusive coverage of the electoral Process.

In his welcome address, the Executive Director, International Press Centre (IPC) Mr. Lanre Arogundade said the workshop will strengthen female Journalists on capacity building in dealing with misinformation.

According to him, “engagement like this seek to strengthen the media for fair, accurate, ethical and inclusive coverage of electoral processes in Nigeria to achieve enhancement of the professionalism of media practioners, especially women,

“Strengthen of media professional capacity to deal with electoral misinformation /misinformation,

“The enhancement of media platforms’ ability to diversify depeen the coverage of the electoral process and deliver civic and Voter education,

“The improvement of media awareness and use of FOI Act for increased accountability,

“The strengthening of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to perform its mandate and improvement of media engagement in promoting women, youths and the marginalized groups in politics”

Other papers presented in day one presentation include, factual accuracy and combating fake news: The place of fact checking and data use in reporting of 2023 Elections by Mr. David Ajikobi, Editor Africa- Check, Impactful Reporting of Electoral Processes and 2023 Elections: Focusing on Issues and Telling Stories and Matter by Mr Taiwo Obe, Founder, Journalism Clinic and Electoral Processes and 2023 Elections: According Priority to Issues of Women and other underrepresented by Moji Makanjuola (MFR), CEO International Society of Media in Public Health, Abuja while the National President of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Ms Kadi Bala deliver a welcome address.

The program is implemented by IPC as Lead partner, and the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) under Component 4 (Support to media) of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EUSDGN II) project, in collaboration with NAWOJ. 

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