The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has announced that it will work with the US Embassy in Nigeria to train journalists on media freedom and civic space across the country’s six geopolitical zones.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, Mr Mustapha Isah, the President of NGE, revealed this.
Isah stated that the Guild had never had such engagement in the past, adding that when he was elected in Kano, he vowed to seek sponsorship from legitimate organizations.
“We contacted the U.S. Embassy, submitted proposal and they called us for a discussion. We met their criteria and they approved $200,000.
“We are going to do training on Media Freedom and Opening the Civic Space across the six geopolitical zones of the the country. We are grateful to them and very soon we will start the process.
“The first training we are going to hold is in Lagos in November. That is going to be the kick off. After that, we take it to other zones of the country.
“This is because, as a journalist, there is need to constantly update your knowledge to be relevant; what you know yesterday will expire today.
“Our duty is to inform the public and if you are not well informed, you cannot inform the public correctly, that is why journalists need to update their knowledge,” he stressed. (NAN
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