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Monday, February 26 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bringing Lagos 'Closer' Through Social Media Inspired Community Journalism FULL

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Bringing Lagos 'Closer' Through Social Media Inspired Community Journalism presents an excellent opportunity to highlight the role of community journalism in fostering community cohesion, and improvements in overall governance, especially against the backdrop of the growth and capabilities of social and digital media in Nigeria.

Over the years, there has been a steady decline in community journalism with relatively little or no investment in the sector. Yet, today’s mainstream journalism can be traced to the launch of community newspapers, especially, the first newspaper to be published in Nigeria in 1859 titled ‘Iwe Iroyin Fun Awon Ara Egba Ati Yoruba’.

Interestingly, we are witnessing a reversal. We are now seeing individuals, groups and organisations showing keen interest in community journalism, and the sector is re-emerging. This has been further boosted by the Lagos State Government’s declaration of support for community media to provide access to information, resources persons and advertising. In recent years community journalism has made an impact by attracting government attention to important community issues.  The goal of this session is to create community connections with the tech ecosystem to better collaborate, educate, inform, and opens the minds of people to the power of media to create change.

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Adedayo Akintobi

Adedayo Akintobi studied Business Administration at the California State University, Los Angeles. A lifelong devotee of writing and language, he parlayed his passion into a career in journalism, focusing on community reporting.He established Today Community Newspapers in 2012, an... Read More →
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Odion Aleobua

CEO, Modion Communications
I am a communications strategist, passionate about creating change and breaking new grounds. Founder, Modion Communications (an integrated PR firm) and InsideMainland.com - an online community media platform, dedicated to reporting goings-on in Lagos Mainland - the city's host to... Read More →
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Kehinde Bamigbetan

Commissioner For Information & Strategy, LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan is a Principal Officer of the Lagos State Government and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy. He holds a Bachelor’s in History & Political Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Lagos.His... Read More →
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Tosyn Bucknor

Digital Editor, KWESE AFRICA
Tosyn Bucknor, also known as ‘The Voice of Lagos’, is a multi-talented Content Creator, Digital Editor, Podcaster, Radio Host, Singer-Songwriter, TV Host and Youtuber covering Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Culture, Sports and Travel, all with a Girl-Next-Door approach.This quality... Read More →
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Funke Treasure - Durodola

Assistant Director Programmes, RADIO NIGERIA (FRCN)
Funke-Treasure Durodola is a broadcast journalist, trainer, speech and leadership coach. Since her appointment as General Manager of Radio One 103. 5FM in 2014, she has restructured and introduced interesting programmes that have transformed and accelerated Radio One as one of the... Read More →
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Taiwo Obe

Taiwo Obe, a veteran journalist and author, is the founder and director of The Journalism Clinic, an initiative targeted at raising and nurturing a new generation of first-rate journalists in Nigeria.He is also the Chief Ideas Officer of TaijoWonuKabe, a brand at the cutting edge... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Floor 3