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InsideMainland partners SMW Lagos for citizen journalism


SMW Lagos

Community news portal,, is partnering the organizers of Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos, to host a session on citizen and community journalism. 

The Social Media Week is an annual worldwide event hosted in over 20 cities, which seeks to explore the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Its mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and sharing of ideas and information. 

The 2018 Lagos edition is scheduled to hold from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2, 2018, at the prestigious Landmark Event Centre, Lagos Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos.


InsideMainland’s session, themed ‘Bringing Lagos closer through social media inspired community journalism’ (#SMWCloser), will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018, by 1:30 pm on Floor 3, SMW Lagos Campus at the Landmark Center, Oniru, Lagos. 

The panelists for the InsideMainland session include; the Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Lagos State Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan; the Assistant Director, Programmes, Radio One 103.5 FM, Mrs. Funke-Treasure Durodola; President, Association of Practitioners of Community Media of Nigeria and Publisher, Today Community Newspapers (Ilupeju Today, GRA Ikeja Today & Fela Today), Mr. Adedayo Akintobi, Media personality and former presenter of Areaaa show, a grassroots target programme on Top Radio 90.9 FM, Tosyn Bucknor; and Odion Aleobua, founder InsideMainland and Modion Communications, a full spectrum communications agency.

Founder, InsideMainland, Mr. Odion Aleobua said: “The session aims to educate, inform, and open the minds of the citizens and participants to the power and opportunities of citizen journalism and community media in fostering an accountable governance in Nigeria. I believe it will empower citizens to understand and play the role of change agents in their respective communities; thereby bringing democratic gains closer to the people.”

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