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Centre tasks media on conflict-sensitive reports

By Jesutomi Akomolafe, Abuja
23 September 2021   |   3:03 am
Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has charged journalists to report conflict-related stories objectively to curb insecurity in the country.

[FILES] A man looks at newspapers at a newsstand in Abuja, Nigeria June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has charged journalists to report conflict-related stories objectively to curb insecurity in the country.

Professor of Political Science and Technical Adviser to CDD, Ibrahim Jubril, gave the charge yesterday in a two-day media training on ‘Conflict-Sensitive Reporting’ organised by CDD in Abuja to strengthen media reports, curb fake news and misinformation to foster peaceful coexistence in the country.

Over 50 journalists across the country are undergoing training in Abuja on conflict reporting and increasing understanding of security issues and media framing capable of inciting conflict among ethnic groups in the country.

The Programme co-coordinator, Damian Ihekoronye, said: “The project, tagged ‘Strengthening the Delivery of Peace and Security in Nigeria’, is supported by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) under its Security and Conflict Fund.

“CDD is implementing this project to strengthen those pillars that promote peace, as the country grapples with insecurity.”

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