Media workshop on improving standard of election reporting and gender mainstreaming

Media workshop on improving standard of election reporting and gender mainstreaming

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF ELECTION AND DEMOCRATIC REFORM REPORTING AND GENDER MAINSTREAMING ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE (IPC) AT ROBAN HOTEL, ENUGU ON  TUESDAY 18 AND WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 2014 A two-day workshop was organized by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria with the support of United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Democratic Governance for Development project (DGD II).

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF ELECTION AND DEMOCRATIC REFORM REPORTING AND GENDER MAINSTREAMING ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE (IPC) AT ROBAN HOTEL, ENUGU ON  TUESDAY 18 AND WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 2014
A two-day workshop was organized by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria with the support of United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Democratic Governance for Development project (DGD II).
The thrust of the workshop is to situate issues and context of improving the standards of election and democratic reform reporting and gender mainstreaming, specifically ahead of the 2015 elections as well as in reporting democratic governance issues generally. The workshop also was to review media performance in reporting elections and governance and to develop mechanisms that will make the media to be more professional, more ethical, more gender-sensitive and indeed more issue oriented in the coverage of electoral and political processes of the 2015 general elections.
The workshop was attended by 20 middle career and senior journalist from public and private owned print and broadcast media in the South eastern part of Nigeria.
The topics covered in the course of the workshop focused on presentations and interactive discussions that accentuate the importance and relevance of ethics, public interest reporting and mainstreaming gender concerns into coverage of reportages by the media on election and democratic process.
The topics by resource persons that facilitated the workshop include: ‘‘Reckoning with the Gender Factor in Elections Reporting” by Professor Kate Omenugha, Mass Communication Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State; Situating 2015 Election and Political Reporting in the Context of the Public Interest” by Mr. Iyobosa Uwugiaren, Director, Editorial/Business of LEADERSHIP Newspaper; and “Professional and Ethical Reporting of Elections: Understanding the Context and Imperative” by Dr. Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, Mass Communication Department, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.

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