Soyinka Centre calls for entries for oil & gas reporting


L-R: Prof. Wole Soyinka; Deputy Head of Mission, Kingdom of Netherlands in Nigeria, Mr. Michel Deelen; General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron, Mr. Deji Haastrup; and Honorary Award Recipient, Mrs. Bimbo Oloyede, , during the 10th award ceremony of Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) at MUSON Centre in Lagos on Wednesday.Photo: idowu Ogunleye
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has invited entries from Nigerian professional journalists with ample understanding of the Nigerian oil and gas sector, from the print, broadcast and photography specialties, to the deep-dive course on using oil revenue data to develop stories.
The five-day course is slated for Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 March, 2016, while application deadline is Thursday, 3 March, 2016.
According to the organisers, “the Media For Oil Reform (MFOR) programme is planned to develop the capacity of the media to report specific Nigerian oil and gas sector governance issues in a bid to contribute to efforts to elicit reforms by policy makers.
“It will achieve its goals through training, mentoring, grants, awards, and networking opportunities for journalists in particular and the media in general.”
The MFOR programme is a partnership effort of Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the Pan-Atlantic University, Premium Times and the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).
Applicants without relevant works but with demonstrated commitment and promise may be considered, while female journalists and
persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
“Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted,” the organisers said. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper