NLNG Provides Digital Communication Skills Training for Women Journalists

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has successfully concluded the latest installment of its #NLNGChangeYourStory workshops, dedicated to equipping women journalists with advanced digital communication and social media skills for reporting gender-based issues.

From January 30 to February 1, 2024, the annual workshop, themed Gender Active, gathered women journalists from various editorial sections and members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in Lagos.

Sponsored by NLNG, the workshop delved into mobile and multimedia journalism, offering participants a comprehensive learning experience. Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager for External Relations and Sustainable Development, highlighted the company’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusiveness, both internally and externally. He underscored the pivotal role of women journalists in shaping narratives and influencing public opinion for a better Nigeria.

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“Our dedication to capacity building stems from the belief in the immense potential of women journalists. Recognising their pivotal role in shaping narratives, influencing public opinion, and contributing to sustainable development goals, we empower them with essential skills to reshape their stories and, consequently, mould the stories of our nation,” said Mr. Odeh.

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He emphasized the workshop’s significance in empowering women journalists with essential skills in the dynamic landscape of digital communication and social media. The #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop, initiated in 2015, aligns with NLNG’s vision of embracing new technologies and platforms to articulate narratives that resonate in the fast-paced digital age.

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Aisha Ibrahim, the national chairperson of NAWOJ, represented by Lilian Ogabu, praised NLNG for supporting women with digital communication skills, positioning them for the future in reporting the realities of women and children in Nigeria.

Delivered by seasoned journalist Dan Mason in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic, led by Taiwo Obe, the workshop provided a transformative experience for the participating journalists. The experts adeptly guided participants through the nuances of digital communication and social media, empowering them to take control of their narratives and shape the nation’s stories.

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Since its inception in 2015, the #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop has benefited over 90 journalists, reinforcing their digital communication and social media competencies. The workshop stands as a testament to the transformative power of state-of-the-art training, equipping journalists with the confidence and skills to embrace digital communication and social media.

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