Press Release: AMDF Condemns Arrest And Detention Of Nigerian Journalist, Idibia

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) has closely followed the events leading to the arrest and detention of Achadu Gabriel Idibia, a staff of Daybreak Newspapers stationed in Kaduna, Nigeria. Idibia was detained over a report published on September 24th titled “Kaduna Hajj camp, a national shame, men, women sleep together in overcrowded hall – investigation.” The report, which has…

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#FreeIhsaneElKadi : Sign this petition for the immediate release of Radio M and Maghreb Émergent director Ihsane El Kadi, who has been jailed in Algeria

Support the campaign by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for the urgent release of Algerian media director Ihsane El Kadi, who has been held arbitrarily since 24 December. An independent journalist and fervent press freedom advocate, Ihsane El Kadi is the director of the Algerian radio station Radio M and the news website Maghreb Émergent, media outlets that are critical of the authorities in…

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Call for Entries: 2022 AMDF Journalist of the Year Award

BACKGROUND Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) invites applications from interested professional, or freelance journalists in Africa for its Journalist of the Year Award. CRITERIA • Each piece of work submitted must be an untold story from Africa and focused on Africans • The piece must reflect high quality journalism work, highlighting major issues in the story, as well as…

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2022 Bagauda Kaltho Media Lectures: The Nexus Between the Mass Media and the Promotion of SDGs

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) held its 2022 annual Bagauda Kaltho Memorial Media Lecture Series virtually, with the theme “Free Media for Sustainable Development: The Role of Journalists. Since inception, AMDF has worked towards promoting media development, press freedom and communication and as its affects issues of development. The year’s theme was aimed at drawing attention on the role…

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AMDF Condemns Attack on Nigerian Journalist

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) received with shock reports of attack against Toba Adedeji a correspondent with The Nation Newspaper, by an officer of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Tuesday May 31st while covering a protest in Osogbo. Local reports say that the journalist was covering a protest by some youths over the death of their friend who…

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AMDF Engages Stakeholders on VAPP Law Implementation

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) held one-day roundtable meeting with stakeholders to brainstorm on the way forward for the full implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The meeting was part of activities towards the implementation of the project “Prevention of Gender Based Violence in 12 Communities in Kaduna State”. In a welcome…

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AMDF, NUJ Sign MOU On Trainings, Strategic Plan Development

Africa Media Development Foundation, AMDF is to train the new executives of the Kaduna State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ on leadership. It will also support the Council in developing it’s 3-year strategic plan, as well as engage in periodic training on Journalism skills for members of the Council. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to this effect…

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AMDF Trains Kaduna NUJ Members On Investigative Journalism

Following the Memorandum Of Understanding signed with the Kaduna State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, the Africa Media Development Foundation, AMDF recently organized a training session on Investigative Reporting for Chapel members of the Union drawn from various media organizations. The participants were taken through various aspects of Investigative Reporting, Generating Story Ideas and Interviewing Techniques….

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Press Freedom Day 2022

Today, at Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), we salute journalists in Africa, and others around the world, who remain in the frontline to practice journalism, despite the attacks, threats, imprisonment, loss and blackmail. As we mark the 2022 World Press Freedom Day, we remember each of the 55 journalists killed worldwide in the last one year (UNESCO figures), who…

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Climate Change: AMDF Partners KADSWAC to Campaign on Value of Water

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) and the Kaduna State Water Corporation (KADSWAC) are partnering to raise the consciousness of the populace on the value of water as a measure to mitigate climate reality in the state. No doubt, the devastating effect of climate change continues to be on the increase in Sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria, currently, about 65 per…

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