Ahead of the 2023 General Election in Nigeria, the Institute for Media and Society has Organized a Capacity Building Workshop on Digital and Multimedia Story Telling Skills for Women Journalists in Nigeria.
Osbc Correspondent, Oluchi Amuda who was part of the participants reports that the Workshop brought together Thirty Women Journalists from Various Broadcast Media Organizations from all the states in the Southern Parts of part of the Country who converged on Benin City, Edo State Capital.
Explaining the motive behind the two-Day Training , Executive Director of Institute for Media and Society, IMS, Dr. Akin Akingbulu noted that “the workshop was aimed at strengthening the Digital story telling skills of Women Journalist so as to actively participate in the Electoral Process.”
Also speaking, Head of Programme Manager, IMS, Mr. Timothy Bamidele stated that Capacity Building workshop for women, Funded by European Union and aimed at Promoting good Governance. She urged the thirty participants drawn from different Broadcast Media Organisations from all the States in the Southern part of Nigeria to employ the skills learnt in repositioning the media in terms of Accurate and Balance reportage of issues.
In her remarks, President, National Association of women Journalists, Mrs Ladi Bala maintained that Women Journalists are critical stakeholders in the Electoral process and the workshop is meant to expose them to issues that must be given visibility.
The Facilitators, Mrs Ehizogie Ohiani and Mr. Cyril Usifo stated that this period is a defining moment in the anal of Nigeria, hence the need for women Journalists to take chance and create stories that will make impact in society.
Two of the Participants, Mrs Adesua Egbehon of the FRCN , Edo state, and Mrs Chioma of Radio Sapientia, Onitsha described the capacity building as timely, just as they appreciated the organisers for a job well done.
The workshop had earlier been carried out in the Northern part of Nigeria where thirty women Journalist equally benefited, which brings the total number of participants from across the country to Sixty.