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15 journalists selected for Reporting Project

15 journalists selected for Reporting Project

Fifteen Nigerian journalists have been selected by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR)  to participate in the second phase of its Investigative Journalism training programme tagged Open Contracting Reporting Project (OCRP).

The 15 journalists were selected out of nearly 80 entries following a call for application rolled out on May 17, 2017.

According to the ICIR, the journalists were selected after an application process which required the candidates to upload links of investigative stories they had previously done in addition to stating why they needed the training.

The OCRP, is an initiative of the ICIR and it is done in collaboration with the Public and Private development Centre, PPDC. It is funded by the MacArthur Foundation and aimed at building the capacity of the Nigerian media to adequately report and investigate budget and procurement issues in order to bring about transparency in contracting processes.

The first phase of the training, for Abuja based journalists, was held in April and the second phase of the training programme also brings together journalists from print, electronic and online media from across the country.

The selected journalists will partake in a three – day capacity building workshop to be held in Abuja and they would subsequently undertake a three-day internship with the PPDC. The third stage of programme will see the ICIR and appointed mentors working with the journalists to produce investigative content, which would be publish by their news platforms.

The training is scheduled to hold from July 4-7, 2017 in Abuja.

Below is the list of the successful Nigerian journalists and the name of their organisation:

S/N Name Organization
1 BusariKemi Nigerian Bulletin
2 OlawoyinOladeinde Premium Times newspaper
3 Femi Owolabi Cable Newspaper
4 Linus Unah Freelancer
5 Jamila H. Maiiyali Freedom Radio
6 Hope Ikwe Business Day
7 Fatima Page YobeTv
8 Hauwa Gold NAN
9 Namlong Theresa Vanguard Newspaper
10 Ekene James FRCN
11 AdebuluTaiwo Freelancer/The Nation

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