Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged journalists to report conflict-related stories objectively to curb insecurity in the country.
The 2 day media training is expected to help journalists on conflict reporting and increasing understanding of security issues and storytelling as well as curbing fake news and misinformation and foster peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.
The 2 day media training had over 50 journalists across the country undergoing training on conflict reporting and increasing understanding of security issues and storytelling.
The training is geared towards curbing fake news and misinformation and fostering peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.
Professor of Political Science and Technical Adviser to CDD, Ibrahim Jubril, made the call in a two-day media training on ‘Conflict-Sensitive Reporting’ organised by CDD in Abuja to strengthen media reports.
One of the resource persons, a Pulitzer Centre Recognised Investigative Journalist, Multi Award Broadcaster and Author, Ejiro Umukoro, while talking on sensitive conflict reporting training (research and Academic perspective) said that media framing is capable of inciting conflict among ethnic groups in the country.
She said that the media should first of all see themselves as peace builders as there is a difference between being in the story and telling the story.
The Programme co-coordinator, Damian Ihekoronye, said the project, tagged ‘Strengthening the Delivery of Peace and Security in Nigeria’, is supported by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office under its Security and Conflict Fund.
Mayeni Jones of the BBC West Africa will be talking on Sensitive-Conflict Reporting (Practitioners perspective), just as participants are expected to share their experiences while covering sensitive issues.