Sunday, February 27, 2011
Liberian Journalists equipped with skill for effective Electoral Coverage
The workshop is part of the process to prepare Journalists in Liberia to cover upcoming October 2011 general elections
Participants are being taken through topics such as, voter Registration, Exhibition and the Final Process, The National Referendum; Facts You Ought to Know, Drawing of Electoral Districts, Prospects and Challenges to the 2011 General and Presidential , PUL'S Code of Conduct (Elections) & Code of Ethics, Liberia's electoral history, Understanding Liberia's Election Laws & the Process, Conflict Sensitive Reporting & Information Management and ICTs and Elections Coverage which is being facilitated by African Elections Project, Liberia www.africanelections.org bringing project experience from 10 countries in this area.
The workshop was attended by 24 participants drawn from radio and print Liberia journalists.
Nigeria wants more investment in new media
keeping the country informed of global media practices and the
advantages that come with Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) in gathering and processing content.
"The advent of the new media with its attendance technology has
enhanced media practices. It has brought with it greater speed," said
the Publisher of Media Review, Lanre Idowu, guest lecturer at the
public presentation of a book titled, "Secrets of Online and
Multimedia Journalism – A Manual for Online and Multimedia Journalism
Practice in Africa'.
The book is the first of such on the subject matter in Nigeria. It is
co-authored by two journalists, Mudathir Ganiyu, a former editor at
the Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, and Qasim Akinreti, a principal News
online editor with the Voice of Nigeria (VON).
"In terms of gathering of news, retrieval of archival materials,
production, contents, instant feedback and reaching wider audience,
the new media reshaped the practice of journalism and has also brought
with it new challenges", Idowu, who was represented at the occasion by
Anthony Okafor, added.
The lecture was titled, "New Media and journalism practice in Nigeria:
Challenges and Prospect."
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Nigeria : CFC Calls on the Media to Work towards Successful Elections
International Institute for ICT Journalism
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Penplusbytes Turns 10 : Celebrating 10 years of driving excellence in ICT Journalism
The International Institute for ICT Journalism(penplusbytes) turns on 18th July 2011 over the past 10 years we have worked to our achieve our vision of DRIVING EXCELLENCE IN ICT JOURNALISM.
Working with our partners and network members we hope to accomplish our mission statement in the years to come :
To be the leader for developing ICT Journalism by:
a) Empowering & Building the capacity of the media through cutting edge ICT skills
b) Developing a vibrant research capability in ICT Journalism to support the Media and other Stakeholders
c) Building a vibrant community of ICT journalists around the world.
d) Advocating for media rights in the Information society
Watch out for key anniversary activities and join us to celebrate excellency in ICT Journalism.