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NLNG Empowers Female Journalists with Digital Skills

In a bid to enhance news reporting in the country, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic has trained 26 female journalists in digital communication and social media skills for reporting stories and gender-based issues.

Participants at the training, which took place in Lagos between January 30 and February 1, 2024, were drawn from women journalists from diverse editorial sections and National Association of Women Journalists members in Lagos.

The workshop focused on mobile and multimedia journalism, providing participants with a comprehensive learning experience.

The training, which is an annual capacity-building workshop, was another edition in the series of  #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop.

The General Manager of NLNG, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Mr Andy Odeh, while speaking at the workshop, stated that the focus on gender-related journalism aligned with NLNG’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusiveness, both within and outside the organisation.

He emphasised the crucial role of women journalists in shaping narratives and influencing public opinion for a better Nigeria.

“Our dedication to capacity building stems from the belief in the immense potential of women journalists. Recognising their pivotal role in shaping narratives, influencing public opinion, and contributing to sustainable development goals, we empower them with essential skills to reshape their stories and, consequently, mould the stories of our nation.

“The workshop’s significance is in empowering women journalists with essential skills in the dynamic landscape of digital communication and social media.

“The #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop, initiated in 2015, reflects NLNG’s vision of embracing new technologies and platforms to articulate narratives that resonate in the fast-paced digital age,” he explained.

According to Odeh, the workshop manifested NLNG’s belief that stakeholders are integral contributors to the company’s journey towards greater heights.

The National Chairperson of NAWOJ, Aisha Ibrahim, who was represented by the association’s National Deputy Chairperson, Lilian Ogabu, stated that women journalists needed to be positioned for the future in reporting the reality of women and children, especially the girl-child in Nigeria.

 She commended NLNG for supporting women with digital communication skills that would bring them to par with contemporaries around the world.

The workshop was delivered by seasoned journalist, Mr Dan Mason in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic, led by Mr Taiwo Obe.

The workshop focused on the nuances of digital communication and social media, and empowered participants to take control of their narratives and shape the nation’s stories.

Onozure Dania

Onozure is a correspondent of The PUNCH on the judiciary beat. She has over a decade experience covering criminal and civil matters from the magistrate to the appellate courts. She’s a graduate of Political Science

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