Foundation to train 2,000 Journalists on Climate, Gender Reporting


A non-profit media foundation, Platform Times Investigative Journalism Foundation, PTIJF, said it intends to train not less than 2,000 journalists on climate change and gender reporting among other aspects of journalism in its first year of operation.

Foundation to train 2,000 journalists on climate, gender reporting
Platform Times Investigative Journalism Foundation, PTIJF

The Acting Director of the Foundation, Sodiq Ojuroungbe, in a statement, said the foundation is established to train, mentor and assist new generation journalists in developing the society through the media.

Ojuroungbe said: “To advance its vision of advocating community development, exposing social ills and corruption, and upholding public accountability, the management launches The Platform Times Investigative Journalism Foundation, PTIJF.

“The foundation will provide training for young journalists and breed a new crop of politically- aware, socially-conscious, and solution-seeking leaders bearing in mind that the young generation represents the future of journalism practice and democratic leadership.

“The Platform Times Investigative Journalism Foundation, PTIJF will focus its scope of operation on the following areas: Fact-checking and investigative reporting, climate and gender reporting, solution journalism and Free press advocacy. Its operations will be based on credible data gathering, and human interests, in line with best global practices. It will uphold the principles of democracy, including public accountability, social justice, equality, and freedom of expression.

“In providing training opportunities for young and budding journalists, our target is to train not less than 2,000 journalists across the country in our first year of establishment. The training will cover Investigative and Data Journalism, Fact-Checking, Climate and Gender Reporting, and Solution Journalism.

“The foundation will help journalists in accessing financial support and also ensure the protection of journalists against injustice. We will be launching a new website soon for the foundation.”

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