IPC Builds Media Capacity Ahead of 2015 Elections

As part of efforts to build the capacity of the media to foster credible elections, the International Press Centre, IPC, Lagos is organizing a two-day media workshop for journalists in the southwest on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18, 2014.

The workshop with the theme “Professional, conflict sensitive, public interest and gender-supportive reporting of 2015 elections” is organised under the project, “Media Capacity Building, Mentoring and Monitoring for Conflict-Sensitive, Public-Issue and ICT-Driven Reporting of 2015 Elections” supported by the Democratic Governance for Development Programme of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP and its international partners including the European Union, EU.

Lanre Arogundade, Director of IPC, said the specific objective of the workshop is to ensure professional, conflict sensitive, public interest and gender-supportive reporting of the elections.

Arogundade said participants at the workshop will include 30 middle and senior career female and male journalists from the print and broadcast media in the six southwestern states of Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Oyo.

He added that the workshop would feature presentations and discussions on pitched political and election related story ideas written by the participants, which would be discussed during the story clinic and facilitated by the resource persons on the last day of the workshop.

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