Sunday, October 1, 2023
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Tag: Investigative Journalism

Prof. Ndifon, Dean, suspended by Unical authority following female students speaking out against sexual harrasment and intimidation

The need to have a sexual/harrasment register for lecturers or persons who work within the academia who enable the abuse of the rights of women and girls across secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria has become imperative in line with the VAPP Act (Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act) with a clear mandate given to NAPTIP (National Agency Trafficking of Persons) coming on the heels of the investigation into Prof. Cyril Ndifon.

While the University of Calabar management has proactively addressed the allegations of sexual harassment issue, it should be noted that, although Prof. Cyril Ndifon was suspended over the same issue in 2015 and reinstated, it begs the question of whether due diligence was carried out in the first instance based on rigorous anti-harrassment policies and protocols, or if it was a case of miscarriage of justice against the female students who spoke up against the violation of their human rights.

It should also be noted that two academic staff from the University of Abuja were recently dismissed due to sexual misconduct.

Sexual harassment and sexual gender violence is fast becoming endemic in institutions across Nigeria.

But what do you think can be done to discourage sexual misconduct on campuses as we read further on the decision taken by the authorities of University of Calabar against Prof. Ndifon?

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories LightRay TV , at August 18, 2023

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.

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at August 2, 2023

My media Journey: Be assertive and intentional, don’t play the victim card, show why you are worth it – Azeezat Olaoluwa, BBC Senior Journalist

For Azeezat Olaoluwa, being assertive and intentional is a skillset every woman who wants to succeed in the media space has to cultivate and develop. Her commitment to a craft she never considered as a career option speaks more about how hidden gifts can be elusive to those who possesses it, yet go on to make a lot of difference.
In this Exclusive Interview with us at LightRay Media on the Nigeria Women in Media Project Series, she shows us how important in every professional move one makes, it has to contribute to one’s big overall career picture. She believes in not waiting for anyone to tell your story. So, sit back and enjoy this cruise as Azeezat Olaoluwa, a Seniour Journalist with the BBC News in West Africa, who tells original content for tv, radio and digital, narrates her own unique media journey.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at July 29, 2023

Isoko Nation to get 24-Hour Gas-Powered Electricity, as Reps Adopts Hon. Ukodhiko’s Motion

The cost efficiency of gas flaring in many host communities housing both multinational coys and their operations is high in terms of both human and environmental degradation. Hon. Jonathan Ukodhiko, member representing Isoko Federal Constituency has chosen to take the bull by horn by tackling the dangerous trend where Host Communities are taken for granted when his motion, compelling oil and gas multinationals to convert gas flared to consummable electricity for the benefit of the communities, rather than waste billions of metric tonnes of flared gas, was adopted on the floor of the Green Chamber.

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories iThink! , at July 25, 2023

My Media Journey: It is Important to Show What You’re Capable of, Especially as a Female in this cut-throat Profession – Lolade Nwanze

Lolade is a formidable name within the Nigeria Media landscape, especially in a job where men have long stamped their career DNA. Her expertise cuts across the entire gamut of the media ecosystem. More recently, her career trajectory has taken her to the frontiers of Public Relations in the UK market as a Senior Account Manager at a Public Relations firm as she warms up to seize the day as is her usual style.

In this Exclusive Edition on Nigerian Women in Media Project Series by LightRay Media, we travel with her going back in time to her remarkable journey into the media and more. She tells us how bots are writing and reading stories to audiences, today, courtesy of AI. Is the new digital frontier going to be a tougher professional environment for media practitioners? Sit back and pop some corn while you enjoy the read.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at July 21, 2023

My Media Story: Journalists Need to be Aware of Hidden Self-Sabotage and Impostor Syndrome Against their Career Actualisation – Bukola Coker, City People, WSCIJ Award Winner

Bukola Coker is a journalist whose gentle mien could easily fool you, but don’t be mistaken by it. As a presenter, reporter, and producer with Channels TV, her media trajectory across national TV stations in Nigeria is a blazing trail of success one media story at a time. An Award Winner of the Report Women Leadership Programme by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, she takes us on her journey in the media space, how she tackles on-line harrasment, exposes how many journalists are their own self-saboteurs, and a wealth of other great tips in this Special Exclusive Series on Nigerian Women in Media Project by LightRay Media.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at June 28, 2023

My Media Journey: Collaboration in Journalism Creates Impact – Jim Hoge Reporting Fellow and OWM’s International Journalist of the Year Award Winner, Philip Obaji Jr.

While Phillip Obaji Jr.’s story began as a sports presenter on radio, his journey into investigative journalism is one that inspires books to be written and poetry to be penned down. A self-driven, unapologetic freelancer with a goal-setter mindset not averse to risk taking, he takes us on his media journey that led to his emergence as the Award Winner of One World Media’s International Journalist of the Year including his recent Jim Hurge’s Reporting Fellowship on our Special Exclusive Edition on Nigerian Men in Media Project Series by LightRay Media. Fasten your seat belt, join hands with us to say a big congrats to Obaji then read his amazing story unfolds before your eyes.

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories iThink! , at June 26, 2023

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