The Institute for Media and Society has trained journalists, online media workers, digital rights defenders, bloggers, social media influencers, citizen journalists and other stakeholders from various online and offline communities in Nigeria on Freedom of Information and Access to Information.
The event is an activity on the Right to Information project executed by the Institute for Media and Society (IMS).
The project aims to address challenges of information integrity, circulation, integrity, and safety through activities such as this training.
In his opening remark, the Executive Director Institute for Media and Society, Dr Akin Akingbulu, commended participants at the training, stressing that “this goes to show the passion you have for your work. I am optimistic we’ll continue to work together during and after the project.”
Dr. Akingbulu noted that “the two-day training will equip mainstream and digital journalists to identify FoI and ATI threats gaps and threats and the use of mechanisms to address them.”
The focus of the training activity is to build the capacity of participants to identify FOE & ATI threats, gaps and trends by equipping them with relevant information, skills and know-how needed to engage these issues.
The facilitator of the training Adenike Aloba, Program Director at Dataphyte, said one of the issues currently bedevilling with insecurity in the country is critically analysing issues.
“The solution needs to come from the community of practice. We can’t afford to leave the solution to the government,” he added.