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NLNG Empowers Female Journalists with Digital Skills

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In a forward-looking initiative aimed at equipping women journalists with state-of-the-art digital skills, Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) recently wrapped up its latest #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop. Held from January 30th to February 1st, 2024, in Lagos, this annual capacity-building event, aptly themed “Gender Active,” brought together female journalists from various editorial backgrounds and members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). Sponsored by NLNG, the workshop honed in on mobile and multimedia journalism, offering an immersive learning experience designed to empower participants in reporting on gender-based issues.

During the three-day workshop, Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development, highlighted the company’s commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusiveness. He underscored the vital role women journalists play in shaping societal narratives and influencing public opinion towards a more equitable Nigeria. “Our investment in capacity building reflects our belief in the transformative power of women journalists. By equipping them with the necessary digital tools, we aim to enable them to tell compelling stories that contribute to our nation’s development,” Odeh stated.

The #NLNGChangeYourStory initiative, launched in 2015, aligns with NLNG’s broader vision of leveraging digital platforms to communicate impactful narratives in today’s digital era. Odeh expressed that the workshop not only serves to empower women journalists but also acknowledges them as key stakeholders in NLNG’s journey toward excellence.

Echoing the workshop’s objectives, Aisha Bura Ibrahim, National Chairperson of NAWOJ, represented by Deputy Chairperson Lilian Okonkwo-Ogabu, emphasized the need for women journalists to be at the forefront of digital journalism. She praised NLNG’s efforts in providing these journalists with digital communication skills that align them with global standards, particularly in reporting issues affecting women and children in Nigeria.

This pioneering workshop by NLNG is a testament to the company’s dedication to fostering a more inclusive media landscape in Nigeria. By arming women journalists with cutting-edge digital and social media skills, NLNG is not only contributing to the professional growth of these individuals but also to the broader societal shift towards gender equality in media reporting. As participants return to their respective newsrooms, they carry with them the knowledge and tools necessary to effect change and drive conversations on gender issues in Nigeria and beyond.

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