KADUNA, Nigeria (26/01/2015) – Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), a Media Development Organisation with support from its partner will sensitize journalists in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, this week on the coverage of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections.
The meeting will highlight the need for journalists to be objective, fair and maintain balance in the coverage and reporting of activities surrounding the 2015 elections – mobilizing voters, the voting process and announcement of results by the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Organisers of the event say participants of the meeting will also be exposed to using the social media to cover elections, as well as time tested safety tips for journalists covering elections.
A statement by Grace Maikano, Admin & Finance Advisor of AMDF say “the Nigerian media has been blamed for sending out messages that misguided, or heated up the polity as against civic education in 2011 general elections.”
The Organisation strongly believes that “if journalists are sensitized properly on how to handle election issues, things will change for better and Nigeria will have a peaceful 2015 general elections.”