Isiyaku Ahmed, Project Co-ordinator, Get involved, dialogue and improve project, GDRIP at a one day training workshop on ‘ Disability Reporting in the Media’ get involved, dialogue and improve project, held at the Reverton Hotel, Lokoja.
The Training was Organised by Stallion Times, with funding by Macarthur Foundation, is a collaborative Media Engagement for Development, Inclusion and Accountability for Journalists is currently ongoing in Kogi and Kano States.
The Project Co-ordinator says Journalists hold it a duty to reshape public image of people with disabilities, urged Journalists to through research, work towards making the society safe for the Disability Community.
Isiyaku Ahmed disclosed that the training has become necessary following the common and necessary stereotypes that has affected people with disabilities, said the training is geared towards issues based reporting that would promote problems affecting PWD and for them to gain prominence.
Earlier in a goodwill message, Adeiza Momohjimoh, Kogi State NUJ Chairman, tasked journalists in the State to see the training very seriously, pointing out that life is dynamic, urged the practitioners to see learning in reporting issues of disabilities very important.