A Bauchi-based multi-media services organization, Xchange Hama Media Services has organized a two-day training workshop for practising and citizen journalists on investigative journalism and development communication.
The workshop which was held in Bauchi was supported by Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and had 32 participants drawn from 10 LGAs of the state.
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The participants were drawn from youth development-centred organisations, the media and civil society organizations.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Xchange Hama Media Services Ltd, Dr Ibrahim Disina who is also the Project Director of the Collaborative Media Project of the media outfit, said the essence of the training was to equip journalists and citizens with the right knowledge and skills to hold power to account.
Dr Disina said the training will strengthen media independence, improvement in accountability in both government and private sector and fight impunity.
In a communiqué made available to newsmen, the convener says the workshop centred on investigative and data-driven journalism as well as development communication.
The training also exposed journalists and CSOs to skills needed to build sustained advocacy on development, accountability, equity, and social justice.
The workshop drew facilitators from media and academia.
Solacebase CEO Abdullateef Abubakar Jos and WikkiTimes Publisher Haruna Mohammed were among the facilitators during the training.
The collaborative media project was supported by WSCIJ with funding from the MacArthur Foundation