Journalists For Christ International Outreach (JFC Nigeria), the organization of Christian journalists and allied professionals in Nigeria has concluded plans to hold a roundtable on “Managing Internal Displacement Crisis in Nigeria”.
The roundtable is part of a research project being implemented by JFC Nigeria with the support of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and the Waldensian Church’s Otto Per Mille (OPM), Italy.
In a statement, the Project Director/ Founding President, JFC Nigeria Mr Lekan Otufodunrin said the event is ‘aimed at making a case for IDPs through Advocacy as well as to serve as a document to foster global best practices in guaranteeing the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the Media.’
The publication of the report according to him is a follow-up of an earlier report on “Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa; Case studies from Nigeria, Kenya and DRC, implemented in 2018/2019 by JFC Nigeria with the support of WACC and OPM.
He said in the statement that the round table shall entail a review of the report as well as feature an interactive session where a team of panellists shall give perspectives on cross-cutting issues on how the media, institutional stakeholders, CSOs and related agencies, etc, can engender the rights of IDPs and address their issues.