The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic, recently conducted a 3-day training workshop to equip 26 female journalists with digital communication and social media skills for better reporting on gender-based issues.
The workshop, held in Lagos between January 30 and February 1, 2024, was aimed at enhancing news coverage and shaping narratives around gender equality in the country. The participants comprised female journalists from diverse media houses and members of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) based in Lagos.
According to Andy Odeh, General Manager for External Relations and Sustainable Development at NLNG, the workshop aligns with the company’s commitment to promoting diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within and outside the organisation. He highlighted the pivotal role of female journalists in influencing public discourse and contributing to sustainable development goals.
The #NLNGChangeYourStory initiative, launched in 2015, reflects NLNG’s embrace of new technologies and platforms for articulate storytelling in the digital age. Over the years, the annual capacity-building workshop has focused on empowering women journalists by equipping them with essential, contemporary skills.
The 2024 workshop specifically focused on mobile and multimedia journalism, delivering a comprehensive learning experience to participants. Seasoned journalist Dan Mason collaborated with The Journalism Clinic, led by Taiwo Obe, to facilitate sessions on leveraging digital communication and social media to take control of narratives.
Aisha Ibrahim, National Chairperson, NAWOJ, stressed the need for women journalists to be adequately equipped to report on issues concerning women and children in the country. She lauded the NLNG for building capacity in digital skills to empower female journalists.
The workshop exemplifies NLNG’s view that stakeholders are invaluable partners in the journey towards greater heights. By investing in women journalists, NLNG aims to inspire more insightful and impactful reporting of gender-based issues in the nation.