ICIR trains journalists on human rights reporting
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), has organised a two-day Human Rights Accountability Reporting training for journalists.
In collaboration with Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), the program which held in held in Abuja brought together journalists from print, electronic and online media across the country.
Mr Richard Akinola Director, Media Law Centre, who was one of the facilitators at the programme stressed the need for journalists to understand and take advantage of international and domestic laws in reporting human right issues. He also taught the rudiments of reporting on vulnerable groups such as women and children.
Executive Director of ICIR, Dayo Aiyetan also a facilitator, trained the journalists through the process of investigative journalism, ethics of journalism, conflict-sensitive reporting and safety.
Emphasis was also laid on the need for Civil Society Organisations, CSO to work together so as to effectively curb human rights abuses in the country.
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