EU/British Council train Journalist in Borno

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EU/British Council train Journalist in Borno

M.A Ibrahim – Maiduguri

The European Union Funded British Council implementing Managing Conflict in the Northeast (MCN) programme trained Journalist from print and broadcast media houses in Maiduguri. The residential workshop lasted for three days with the theme “Conflict Sensitive Communications and Election Reporting”. The workshop also discussed gender sensitivity, hate speech and fake news that is widely a global discuss.

The lead facilitator of the workshop Prof. Umaru A. pate of Bayero University Kano during the closing ceremony expressed that journalist have the responsibility to ensure that is not just for their own good or the good of their own newspaper or radio houses, but for the interest of the nation. “There must be a Nigeria for you to practice journalism”. He thanked the organizers on behalf of the facilitators for finding them wordy to facilitate and the participants for attending the workshop.

The special guest at the ceremony Hon. Mohammed Bullama the Borno State Commissioner of Information thanked the EU/British Council for their support and urged all other NGOs to continue to give this kind of support and capacity building as no amount of capacity building is enough as it is indispensable.

The Hon. Commissioner also presented certificates to the participants and prayed that as they leave the venue they are better and transformed journalist in reporting conflict.

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