AWiN 2023: Ejiro Umukoro on Retelling Gender Based Stories using data and data visualisation tools to discover hidden stories
In November 2023, the African Women in Media will be hosting its 2023 Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. The Ignite Speaker for that Conference, Ejiro Umukoro, will be presenting a paper titled: Challenging the Narratives Around Gender-Based Storytelling in the light of her Pulitzer Centre Recognised Investigative Journalism series where she used statistics, data visualisation and insights to retell gender focused stories like never before done in any Nigeria News publication prior to Covid-19 pandemic. She reports on a pandemic within a pandemic, revealing stories, datasets and more that inspired a call to action both by the citizens as well as the legislative passage of the VAPP Bill into an Act (Violence Against Person Prohibition Act) by the Delta State Government.
Her Ignite Keynote Talk on how to retell gender stories intends to redefine how the media needs to review and ethically tell gender-based stories as they are without detracting from the real value of stories to create desired impact.