Journalists For Christ (JFC) International Outreach has concluded a two days training for media monitors recently engaged ahead of its media monitoring activity in October. The training which was held at the Media Career Development Network centre, Lagos provided an opportunity for four media monitors who were trained to monitor six national newspapers and three online medium under a project titled, ‘Advancing the rights and welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through media monitoring, investigative journalism and media-driven advocacy.’

    The project, supported by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), Canada and the Bread for the World (German Protestant Agency for Diaconia Development) is a build-up on two earlier projects; Monitoring media reportage and portrayal of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa and Managing internal displacements in Nigeria, which were implemented by JFC Nigeria in recent years.

    The session, which was facilitated by JFC member, Mr. Sanmi Falobi, who is also a Programme Manager with the International Press Centre (IPC) exposed the trainees to the basic understanding of what a media monitoring project entails, the methodology and the application of the WACC adopted monitoring templates as relating to IDPs/Refugee issues to be tracked in the media reports.

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