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“REPORTING ON A CRISIS: COVID-19 JOURNALISM IN AFRICA”
November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Fredrick Mugira & Ejiro Umukoro
Moderated by Lindsay Palmer
Ejiro Umukoro is a multi-award-winning broadcast anchor, investigative journalist, media executive and social entrepreneur. A Nominee of ICFJ Knights Award, she is a Fellow and Awardee of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalist Report Women Leadership Program, WanaData South/South Champion, Winner British Council International Communications Entrepreneur (IYXE) representing Nigeria at the Global Awards in the UK and Pulitzer Grantee.
Her impactful work across the media ecosystem has seen her interviewed by BBC London in the UK, Daily Trust, Channels TV, TVC, Voice of Nigeria, Nigeria Info, NewsWire.NG, Eko FM, Media Career Development Network, Pointer Newspaper, and ICFJ Knights Fellowship/ICIR Webinar, UNESCO/UNEVOC World Youth Skills Day 2020, UN 75th Anniversary on MDGs, Mentor with the ICIR-MacArthur Foundation Capacity Building for Journalists, and Pioneer General Manager of MEGA 89.1FM, Warri, Delta State.
Umukoro’s Data-Driven Investigative Report into Rise of Female Student Cult-Gangs in Delta State prompted proactive steps by Delta State Government to declare an emergency in the educational sector in addressing this issues across schools in Delta.
During the COVID-19 Lockdown, Ejiro Umukoro’s Investigative Series into Spike of Domestic Violence in Nigeria, Broken Girls and Broken Boys Trapped Under COVID-19 has had such an impact as a key voice that amplied the stories of victims to a global audience, which culminated alongside other human rights activists to the overwhelming call for the declaration of a State of Emergency into rape, and domestic violence by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the passing of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP Act) in Delta State where she resides.
Her book, Distortion, a fictional mental health thriller coming on the hills of her investigate report into gender-based-violence and child abuse is based on true life incidences she has witnessed or reported on in the course of her career as an anchor, journalist, mentor, and media trainer, tapping deeply into the Nigeria social fabric that reveals deeply entrenched pejorative and stereotyping in a way that makes us question our deepest motivations.
She is mentoring over 109 student journalists in over 10 universities across Nigeria in an ongoing Media Mentoring training programme through LightRay Media.
Ejiro Umukoro’s Mission in life is to inspire the greatness in people and to create sustainable creative economies in a digitally converging global community.
Here are some links add to the website: https://pulitzercenter.org/country/nigeria