The Human Rights Measurement Initiatives, HRMI, is collaborating with the Human Rights Journalists Network, HRJN, to build the capacity of media practitioners across Nigeria on how to use Data for Human Rights Reporting.
In a press statement issued by Kehinde Adegboyega, Coordinator, HRJN, it was disclosed that the HRMI, an international human rights data organization, In this interactive webinar, team members will give a tour of the extensive data available for Nigeria, and explore some of the ways data can tell important stories and spark ideas for reporting.
Explaining the importance of the training, Adegboyega noted that, “the virtual training will help journalists with fresh ideas to monitor human rights progress in Nigeria.”
He also stressed that with the disturbing trends in human rights in Nigeria, it is essential that journalists “understand the way human rights is measured globally and be able to hold government and citizens accountable on human rights in Nigeria.”
The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is the first global project to comprehensively measure the human rights progress of countries.
On its public data site, RightsTracker.org, HRMI has scores for 203 countries, measuring how well governments are respecting human rights. Scores for Nigeria are available for the rights to education, food, health, housing, water, sanitation, and work/income.
For an initial 33 countries, not yet including Nigeria, HRMI also has scores for 8 civil and political rights, from free speech to the right to freedom from arbitrary arrest.
Journalists and data scientists are invited to register to attend the training which is scheduled to hold on 13, March 2021 by 9:30 am via – https://bit.ly/3rkxf2J