KAYOJA, Others Organize 2 Days Workshop For Journalists, Social Media Influencers

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By; USMAN NASIDI Kaduna


The Kaduna Young Journalists Association (KOYOJA) in collaboration with Arewa Agenda and BAS Global Care Foundation, have organized a two days workshop for journalists and social media influencers in Kaduna State.
During the event which was themed, “Digital Journalism, Digital Economy, Media Coverage and the role of media in tackling insecurity in Northern Nigeria”, held at the Arewa House Kaduna from October 8 to 9, 2021, participants were drawn from various passionate young journalists and social media influencers.


Speaking in a interview during the event, the chairman of KAYOJA, Nuhu Bashir Masa disclosed that the event is meant to create awareness among themselves as young journalists practicing in the digital world of journalism, to avoid creating more harm in the society.


He said, “considering most of the youth are not trained journalists and have no skills of the profession, they found it paramount to organize such programmes that will enable the civil journalists to understand some basic principles guiding the profession.


“We are now in a digital world that most people with android or smart phones having passion for the profession may tend to just swing into the journalism profession without having the required skills and training that might be a guide for them to practice in line with the job’s ethics and norms.


“So considering such threats that have the tendency of causing damage to the profession by such unprofessionals and envelope journalists, there is the need for enlightenment programmes,” Nuhu said.


In her remarks, the founder BAS Global Care Foundation, Malama Binta Abdullahi expressed satisfaction over the maximum cooperation given by youth towards achieving the desired goals of the programne.


Binta added that, there’s the need to tackle the spread of fake news on various social media platforms that have the tendency of igniting ethnic and religious crisis in the society.


She said, “The youth are in a better position to make good use of the social media as an avenue of creating awareness among our society, while also as a tool of creating significant items that may add more value, but not as an avenue of promoting other mischievous activities being the leaders of tomorrow.”


Binta Abdullahi prayed for the success of the event in achieving its desired goals being initiated to urge the youth to be good ambassadors of their various communities.

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