United Nations, Penpushing media organize training for Nigerian journalists on hate speech

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), in collaboration with Penpushing media, is organizing a training workshop for Nigerian journalists on Combating Hate Speech to Build the Culture of Peace in Nigeria.

Penpushing reports that a statement by the Founder, Prince Dimeji  Kayode-Adedeji, stated that the online training is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, between 10am and 12pm.

The statement added that participants, to be drawn from across the six geo-political zones of the country, will comprise correspondents, editors, news editors, media managers, publishers as well as communication lecturers and information managers.

Penpushing further reports that a veteran journalist, who is also an expert in criminology and Associate Professor, Dr. Ayodele Johnson, of Lead University, Ibadan, is to be the moderator for the two hours workshop, while some media gurus will be facilitators.

The facilitators/speakers at the training include Oba (Prof.) Yemi Obalanlege, Olota of Ota, Stella Jibrin, Director, Research/Documentation, Nigeria Press Council, Owolabi Oladejo, Proprietor, Metropolitan Broadcasting Services and Babakura Abba Jato, Commissioner for Home Affairs Information and Culture, Bornu State.

Penpushing reports that other speakers are Oloye Lekan Alabi, a veteran journalist and former Group Managing Director, Public Relations, Odua Investment, Comfort Umanah, Managing Director, Redemption 101.5 fm, Abak, and Chris Isiquzo, President, Nigeria Union of Journalists.

The communiqué drafting committee members are Eddy Ademosu, Oluremi  Olugbenro,  Femi Shodunke and Yemisi Fadairo, who are all tested media professionals.

Penpushing also reports that participants are expected to register via this link below in advance for this meeting:

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