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A reporter with PLATFORM TIMES, Adetutu Sobowale, has been selected for the Inequality Reporting Fellowship by the Africa Centre for Development Journalism.
Sobowale was one of ten journalists shortlisted from a pool of 293 applications for the fellowship.
The Fellowship aims to educate journalists on reporting on inequality in Nigeria, particularly on gender.
In his opening remarks, Bunmi Makinwa, the Board Chair of the ACDJ and Former Africa Regional Director United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) stated that data-based development journalism should ask questions and provide relevant answers.
According to him, “This (the fellowship) is about journalism, about development, about population, about inequalities and about data. It is about putting the nexus of these elements together and the Africa Center for Development Journalism is one that queries a lot of the economic, social, governance and policy issues around us and is asking: What are the deficits in human development? Where are these gaps? Why do they exist? What are the implications? Who is responsible for the gaps? What should be done?”
The training workshop organised under the ACDJ’s Sub-National Development Data Accountability Reporting Project is focused on building the capacity of journalists to report on inequality at State and Local Government levels.
The ACDJ’s Inequality Reporting Fellowship is part of the Collaborative Media Partnership supported by the MacArthur Foundation through the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Apart from Platform Times’ Sobowale, other selected journalists are from BBC, The Cable Newspaper, Channels Television, Daily Trust Newspaper, Punch Newspapers, Premium Times, and TVC News.
The selected journalists will be supported to investigate and publish/broadcast data-based reports on various inequalities related to Economic Inequality, Gender, Income, Fragility / Insecurity, Health, Political Representation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Energy, and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
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