“Wole Soyinka Centre Hosts Discussion on Collaborative Journalism for Subnational Transformation”

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The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is set to host a thought-provoking discussion on the power of collaboration in journalism to drive societal transformation, ensure government accountability, and amplify voices at the subnational level. This upcoming edition of #WSCIJConversations promises to delve into the role of journalists and media organizations in fostering collaboration to address pressing social issues and drive positive change.


Scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th, at 11:00 AM, the event aims to explore innovative approaches to collaborative journalism and its potential to drive impactful reporting at the grassroots level. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with a distinguished panel of industry experts, including:


– Ajibola Amzat, Africa Editor at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CCIJ)

– Nike Taiwo-Adenike, Executive Director of Solace Base Nigeria

– AbdulLateef Jos, Editor at the Trust TV

– Ann Godwin, Bureau Chief for South-South at The Guardian Nigeria

– Adah Obi, Editor at Primorg and Nten Ekpang, Editor at The Trust TV


The panelists will share insights and experiences on how collaborative journalism can empower marginalized voices, hold governments accountable, and drive positive change at the subnational level. By fostering partnerships and pooling resources, journalists and media organizations can overcome challenges such as limited resources, access to information, and geographic barriers to deliver impactful reporting that resonates with local communities.


Through collaborative efforts, journalists can uncover hidden truths, shine a spotlight on social injustices, and advocate for meaningful reforms that address the needs and aspirations of citizens at the grassroots level. By amplifying diverse voices and perspectives, collaborative journalism can foster inclusive dialogue, bridge divides, and catalyze positive social change.


The Wole Soyinka Centre invites journalists, media practitioners, civil society organizations, and members of the public to join this critical conversation on the power of collaborative journalism for impactful subnational reporting. By harnessing the collective expertise and resources of the journalism community, we can work together to drive meaningful transformation and build a more just and equitable society for all.

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