Media

BIRN launches Investigative Fund

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is launching an Emergency media support fund to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on journalists.

Through this fund we aim to increase cooperation between journalists in the region and their knowledge and skills through joint cooperation on cross-border investigative stories.

The stories should be original, evidence-based and rich in context, showing new or broader insights into the region.

NGO Trains Bauchi Journalists on Child Birth Spacing

Monday, March 2, 2020

Media advocacy training instituted by Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI).

Journalists in Bauchi State have been urged to sensitise families on the importance of child spacing.

The call was made by the Coordinator, DEVCOMS, Akinlolu Akinpelumi, recently during a three-day training for journalists in Bauchi State.

Stressing that as critical stakeholders in creating enabling environment and disseminating useful information to community members, he said journalists should be up and doing.

DevComs, TCI trains Kano journalists on media advocacy for Child Birth Spacing

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Media advocacy training instituted by Development communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The challenge initiative (TCI), hosted a group of media practitioners and journalists to a 3-day workshop on media advocacy for family planning in Kano state.

The workshop was aimed at highlighting the media’s role in enhancing advocacy for CBS in policy and action, strengthening the ability of the media to effectively disseminate CBS messages as well as build the capacity of journalists and reporters to serve as family planning and CBS advocates in the state.

Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists - Rolling Deadline

Monday, June 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund for Women Journalists program will no longer support projects or professional development opportunities with any travel component. We will focus on supporting reporting projects and professional development opportunities within the following parameters, until further notice:
· Expose under-reported local issues with critical global angles
· Undertake collaborative, ambitious reporting projects
· Pursue virtual skills training, develop expertise, and strengthen careers

Islam is not against childbirth spacing, Islamic cleric declares

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Couples in Bauchi State have been reminded of the importance of child spacing to the health status of both mother and child just as it was stressed that Islam is in firm support of child spacing for good health.

An Islamic cleric who is the Deputy Chief Imam of Ningi Central Mosque, Ustaz Hussaini Shehu made the statement while interacting with members of the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network during a field visit to Ningi Town maternity Clinic to observe the negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on CBS issues.

Causes and consequence of COVID-19 Information Crisis in Africa. And what we can do about it?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The ongoing coronavirus which has gutted at least 206 countries has created a new wildfire called an ‘infodemic,’ an epidemic of misinformation on the pandemic.
The infodemic is manifesting as conspiracy theories, wild stories, phantom imaginations about the origin of the pandemic and spurious treatment options and out-of-context visual materials about its effect.

Worry over Maternal, Child Deaths in Nigeria

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The arrival of new born babies, are often greeted with fanfare but where the unexpected happens, the mood in such homes are better imagined than felt.

 

Research says one out of the 13 pregnant women out there dies while giving birth to new born. More worrisome is another that says four women die at child birth per hour, making it more pathetic that 96 of our pregnant women die daily during delivery in Nigeria.

DEVCOMS, NURHI to spread Family Planning Spitfire Advocacy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nigeria’s population continues to increase rapidly with no commensurate development in health care service delivery. With a current estimated population of 186 million and an annual growth rate of about 2.5%, Nigeria’s huge population, fuelled by high birth rate without good family planning, can be a huge burden with resultant poor health indices such as high maternal and infant deaths. Nigeria’s maternal and child deaths is one of the highest in the world.

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