StanbicIBTC bank recently facilitated the training of 25 Nigerian journalists drawn from across online and traditional media outfits in Lagos.
The programme focused primarily on equipping the participants with tools and insights to better understand the Cybercrimes Act of 2015 and how the practice of journalism is evolving in the age of social media. There was also a focus on Ethics and professionalism in the face of the fake news epidemic.
The trainings were facilitated by Mayeni Jones, BBC Nigerian Correspondent and Toni Kan, writer, journalist and PR executive.
The training took place at TMTR Training Room, a skills-based, practice-led certificate-awarding institute.
Addressing the participants after the session, Usman Imanah, Marketing and Communications Manager at StanbicIBTC described the workshop “as an enlightening and insightful experience. I was impressed with the modules and delivery and I hope we can get more journalists acquainted with new trends and how it affects their practice.”
A statement from TMTR signed by Peju Akande thanked StanbicIBTC for their support. “The cybercrime act is one of the most insidious piece of anti-press legislation ever and we want Nigerian journalists to be aware of its provisions and how it affects their practice. We also want them to be better equipped to do the important work they do in an ethical and professional manner especially in this age of social media and fake news. Our target is to train 150 journalists before the general elections and we thank StanbicIBTC for helping bring us nearer our target.”
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