Nigerian women journalists trained in digital journalism

Participants at the IVLP Impact Award Digital Skills and Fact-Checking Training held in Lagos

An alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP), Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, has criticised the practice of having “very few female journalists occupying senior managerial positions in media organisations.”

Ms Belo-Osagie, an official of The Conversation Africa, a research-focused media organisation, spoke while addressing 20 female journalists who recently participated in a three-day digital training in Lagos.

The training, which was facilitated courtesy IVLP Impact Award project, was held at the Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, (CIAPS).

Ms Belo-Osagie, the organiser of the training, said the choice of women as beneficiaries of the training was informed by the perceived discrimination that women journalists face in the newsroom.

She said; “In many media houses in Nigeria, few women occupy senior management positions.

“By gaining specialised skills that help bridge the digital gap, participants will expand the army of professionals in the media, news and information space.

“They will also better fight fake news and produce much-needed quality content that supports societal development.



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