MediaAfrica 2018 Communique

A communiqué issued at the end of Africa Media Development Foundation Media Africa Conference 2018 with the theme, “Africa’s Rising Population: Media as a Tool for Harnessing Demographic Dividend”, held at I-Care Women Foundation and Youth Initiative, No 6, Suleiman Crescent, Off Alkali Road Kaduna-Nigeria, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. Africa’s rising population has dominated…

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AMDF Presents Certificates to 17 trained Journalists in Kaduna

Following a year- long capacity building and mentoring programme organized for selected journalists in Kaduna, North West Nigeria, the Africa Media Development Foundation, [AMDF] on Thursday, 22 November 2018 presented certificates of participation to 17 journalists enjoining them to never relent in advancing their skills to be relevant in their chosen career. The participants drawn…

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AMDF Calls on Journalists to be proactive in climate change reporting

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) has tasked Nigerian journalists to bring Climate Change and Environment reporting to limelight. At a review meeting with participants of the Climate Change and Environment reporting project held on Thursday, 11th October, 2018  in Kaduna, North West Nigeria, Coordinator of the organization, Sekyen Dadik, charged journalists to ensure their reports…

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ICFJ is recruiting applicants for its 2018 Johnson & Johnson global health reporting contest

About the contest: The contest builds on its early successes by further developing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia and sub-Saharan Africa. Journalists in these countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States. They also receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions…

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Experts share tips for verifying your own writing without a dedicated fact-checking team

By Cristiana Bedei It is a journalist’s job to report with fairness and accuracy, separating what’s true from what isn’t, and contextualizing facts and opinions appropriately. To achieve that, editorial fact-checking — the verification process of sources and information included in a story — is an essential process for all reporters and editors. “In the…

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How Can Journalists Engage With Politics On Social Media?

Social media has effectively become a professional resource that many journalists use to research stories and sources, publish and promote content and engage with the audience – sometimes replacing the comment section of a publication’s website, altogether. However, as personal platforms designed for sharing, social media has also become a challenge for journalists’ neutrality, especially when it…

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