A book, Media and Elections: Professional Responsibilities of Journalists, will be launched on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
The venue of the event is Eko FM Hall, Agidingbi Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
The book is written by the Director, International Press Centre, IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade.
Media Trainer, Freedom of Expression activist and Media Development Specialist, Arogundade has been in the forefront of training journalists to discharge their duties professionally.
Ahead of the 2019 general election, his organisation, IPC trained a number of journalists to hone their skills and ensure fairness, diversity and objectivity in reporting elections.
The workshop with the theme “Best Practices and Professional Reporting of the Electoral Process” was held in collaboration with the project of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN).
Arogundade spoke about the special interest in training journalists ahead of the election.
His words: “This event is organised to critically examine the interconnections between the public, the media and elections towards developing an agenda that seeks to strengthen the role of the media in facilitating a credible electoral process.
“The aim of the meeting also is to bring to the front burner, the prerequisites to hone the skills of journalists in the professional and ethical reportage of democratic processes and elections as well as commit to professional, conflict sensitive, citizen-focused, gender-focused and digital reporting of the 2019 elections.”