Penpushing Editorial Board Chairman, Funke Fadugba bags award of recognition from Nigerian Photo Journalists
The Chairman Editorial Board of Penpushing media, Olufunke Fadugba has again recorded another feat as she bagged award of recognition for her role in journalism development, as established by Photo Journalists of Nigeria(PJAN), organiser of the events.
Penpushing reports that, the award was bestowed on Fadugba on Friday at events hall of Radio Lagos located at Agidingbi area of Ikeja, Lagos, which was part of the association annual symposium, and had in attendance the traditional ruler of Orangun, Oba (Dr) Adedokun Abolarin accompanied by his Olori, as well as other dignitaries.
The organisers affirmed that, the choice of Fadugba, a former two term chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council was based on her track records in journalism profession and support for Photo Journalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN)
Penpushing further reports that the
monarch who was royal father of day, brought the students of his school in Osun State to grace the occasion where other personalities were inaugurated as patrons and patroness of the association.
The other awardees alongside Fadugba include: Raphael Awoniyi, Bon Barber, Gbenga Fatile, Quasim Akinreti and Alfred Odifa, while Dayo Adedayo was inagurates as Patron and Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the patroness
Penpushing also reports that, Chairman of the association, Kola Olasupo earlier in his welcome speech said the symposium was timely in view of the forthcoming general elections, stressing that photo journalists have major role to play before, during and after the poll
“I would like to appreciate you all for being here to participate in this very important gathering at a critical juncture of our Nation’s history. It is an election season here in Nigeria, and my hope is that we can remind ourselves during the course of the event of our important roles in preserving and nurturing a healthy democratic process”, he said.
‘Photojournalism, by definition, is journalism that uses images to tell a news story. In periods of rapid change, the press performs a significant role as a social educator. We, through different stylistic format; such as photo-story, photo-series or photo-essay, play a key role in the preservation process of honest news dissemination, thereby deepening democracy in Nigeria”, Olasupo added.
“We can all agree that personal liberty is the most sacred possession of every man in a functioning democracy, and we can be proud as members of the free Press of our role in Nigeria’s democratic process. At the end of today’s event, my sincere wish is that we’re reminded of the limitless power of the lens of our cameras and the ability of our photographs to shape the important story of the moment, which is the coming election”, he emphasised.
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