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Letter to Nigeria media on ending violence against women

FROM UN WOMEN Dear editors, reporters, anchors of news organizations and bloggers, I am writing to you with a personal invitation from UN Women, to join us in a rising wave of voices speaking out to end violence against women. As #metoo and its spin offs reverberate through social and other media, both women and men are finding the strength to confront past and present attackers. There has never been a bett ...

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The rise of female sports journalists in Nigeria

By, Adeyinka Akintunde Sports has been described in simple terms to mean all forms of competitive physical activity or games which aim to maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. A country like Nigeria is blessed with so many sporting activities with football, which is popularly referred to as the “King of Spo ...

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Azu Ishiekwene: Our profession is in trouble today, because we have sacrificed journalism on the altar of business and poor ethics

What, really, is the business of the media? I suspect that if this question were opened to the floor there would be as many answers as there are editors. You might also be surprised that even editors working in the same media organisation would have significantly different answers.  There’s nothing wrong with that. There will be those who would say, “The business of the media is to sell space.” Another edit ...

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Binniyat’s Imprisonment And Complicity Of Vanguard Newspapers

Due to several calls and enquiries on why the former Kaduna Bureau Chief of Vanguard Newspapers, Luka Binniyat, has continued to be an unwilling guest of the Kaduna Prison for nearly three months over alleged publication of false report, I am compelled to shed light on why the journalists is still without hope of regaining freedom soonest. No thanks to stringent bail conditions imposed by Justice Bashir Suk ...

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Lateef Raji and the arrogance of death

Tayo Ogunbiyi of the Lagos State Ministry of Information & Strategy pays tributes to his late boss, friend and mentor, Lateef Raji, former Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor (2011-2015).  One of the most painful experiences anyone could have on earth is the death of a loved one. No doubt about it, death occurs in diverse places and through various means on a daily basis. In-fact, man has come t ...

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Godwin Dudu: Sports officionado

Veteran journalist, Gbenga Oni Olusola highlights sports journalism and development exploits of Godwin Dudu Orumen  Yeah, if you are a sports lover, this face must be familiar to you, if not even his name, Godwin Dudu Orumen. To lovers of football and everything about football , local and foreign, this Edo State, but highly cosmopolitan and urbane man brought sheer joy to their living rooms in the 90s with ...

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7 simple ways young journalists can get international exposure

By Ronke Sanya The most dangerous place to remain as a young journalist is your comfort zone. The comfort zone is a local zone. A comfort zone is the zone where you remain, doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result. Media houses prefer to employ journalists that have a personal following, can reach a wider audience and as reporters can promote their work on their own accounts, so as ...

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The fainting difference between Nigerian Journalists and Bloggers

By 'Ronke Sanya Drawing a line between who a blogger is and who a journalist is in the face of dawn of tech and increased online reporting in Nigerian society has become more controversial than definite. Some schools of thought claim that journalists are more real than bloggers, while some believe bloggers are more prompt to write than tell the truth. Based on the definition of a journalist as someone who " ...

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Why journalists must constantly attend media conferences, forums and trainings

By Ronke Sanya So I stumbled upon this topic How to ‘attend’ international conferences without attending’ while reading the book The Journalist you ought to be, written by prolific journalist and my newly found mentor, Mr Otufodunrin. After reading this chapter I began to wonder if Nigerian journalists attend conferences at all. Do we even attend national conferences talk less of the international ones? Med ...

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WIJC2017: “My perception of journalism changed entirely”

By Tolulope Lawani At Women in Journalism Conference 2017, a number of leading media practitioner left indelible imprints on the hearts of many budding female journalists like me. One of such impressions was by when the pioneer of the first female-centrist radio station in Nigeria, Toun Sonaiya of WFM 91.7 explained creativity in an exceptional way. "You can’t be creative without being open to what is aroun ...

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