Nigeria Health Watch Announces 2022 Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship
Nigeria Health Watch is delighted to announce the winners of the Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Solutions Journalism Africa initiative supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, USA. Over the next four months, the 1o selected fellows will produce and publish stories of how people are responding to various social issues across Nigeria and in their communities. They will also amplify the practice of solutions journalism through their various project ideas ranging from advocacy visits to journalism training institutions and facilitating solutions journalism trainings.
Meet the Solutions Journalism Africa Fellows:
Israel Olatunji Tijani is a multimedia journalist and data analyst with 5 years of experience in print, radio and digital media in Nigeria. Passionate about telling untold stories and powerful impact data stories, investigative and solution journalism. Her career as a journalist covers social, gender, health, technology and environmental issues, focusing on marginalized communities in Nigeria. His work has been published by major Nigerian newspapers including The Nation and Sahara Reporters.
Umo Akwang is a Nigerian journalist specializing in women’s rights advocacy, global health and development. While her career in journalism started as a reporter and news presenter, she is currently an on-air personality, editor, legislative correspondent with Sparkling FM Calabar and publisher, Glocal Media – an online news platform . She is the Cross River State Freedom of Information Ambassador with the Y-monitor project and has been engaged in various forms of journalism including but not limited to development, advocacy and solution journalism.
Adam Alqali is a multi-award winning journalist and editor of African Newspage, a digital news magazine focused on reporting on Africa’s development. It won the 2018 West African Media Excellence and Conference Awards (WAMECA) in the SDG reporting category. Beyond his work as a journalist, Mr. Alqali has successfully managed several communications and research consulting firms.
Blessing Oladunjoye is a journalist and editor of BONews Service, a platform that leverages digital space to report on vulnerable groups: women, people with disabilities and children.
Rasheed Ademola ADEBIYI holds a PhD from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He teaches public relations and advertising; News Writing and Reporting as well as Communication for Development in the Department of Mass Communication, Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria. He is co-founder/editor of AbitoCitta (abitocitta.com) where he publishes solutions-oriented articles in the education sector in Nigeria and Africa.
Usman Aliyu is a senior correspondent for the News Agency of Nigeria. He joined the service of the agency in 2010 as a journalist and has reported in northern and southern parts of Nigeria. He has participated in many beats over the years, with a particular interest in beats for health and gender, sports, justice, education, agriculture and the environment, politics and economics.
Abiodun Jamiu is a journalist based in Sokoto, North West Nigeria. His reporting lies at the intersection of social justice, conflict and humanitarian issues, and has been published by Guardian UK, Premium Times, HumAngle Media, Ijnet.
Folakemi Ajala is a freelance writer, ghost writer and editor. His articles have appeared in The Guardian and Nigeria Health Watch. She is passionate about using words to drive positive change. Folakemi earned his B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Education and had a versatile work experience that spans the fields of early childhood education, human resource management in the agile oil and gas industry and environmental sciences. She contributed as a screenwriter for AIT’s “The 3L Show”.
Misbahu el-Hamza is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Kano, Nigeria. He has reported on health, science and agriculture for Nigeria Health Watch and the Nigerian Tracker, where he is an editor. He is the organizer of TEDxAminuKanoWay, has a bachelor’s degree in statistics, and is currently a postgraduate degree student in mass communication.
Emiene Erameh is a multimedia journalist passionate about women’s issues. She is a media practitioner with ten years of cross-functional consulting and management as well as content creation for national and international perspectives and outreach. She is a Report Women Fellow and winner of the 2020 African Women in Media Pitch Zone award in the Digital Transformation category.
The Solutions Journalism Africa initiative trains and supports newsrooms and freelancers across Nigeria to produce stories that highlight how people respond to various social issues.
For more details;
Contact; Chibuike Alagboso
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