By; ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
In an effort to compliment the reportage of women’s issues in the society, the African Women in Media (AWiM) in partnership with Fojo Media Institute, have launched a Media Graduate Programme for women.
Successful candidates are expected to receive a sum of $450 monthly stipend each, alongside their skills development.
The stipend-supported programme targets women who have recently graduated from a media-related course within the last two years.
A statement by the co-founder and CEO, African Women in Media, Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, on Monday, explained that the graduate trainees will undergo an 8-month development programme taking them through a comprehensive rotation of critical divisions of AWiM.
She said the first phase will recruit four graduates, and consist of two focal areas, which include editorial coaching to produce gender angle stories and develop stories for bylines on AWiMNews.
Dr. Akinbobola also stated that they will also spend two months each in four critical areas of AWiM to gain transferable skills which would help them succeed in an organisation.
AWiM mentioned that successful applicants would have graduated from a media-related course within the last two years and demonstrate a passion for journalism and women’s rights.
The statement reads in parts; “We are very excited to launch this programme for women media graduates. It is a privilege for us to contribute to the development of new generations of media producers, nurturing their capacity to report on women’s issues. We are grateful for the support of Fojo Media Institute”.
According to the Programme Coordinator of Fojo Media institute, Jean Mujati, “Fojo media institute is very grateful safor the opportunity to once again partner with AWiM on this media development initiative contributing to gender equality in and through the media. Providing this platform to strengthen women journalists from across Africa through skills-building”.