@csrf
ICIR

19.06.2022 Featured ICIR to Mark 10th Anniversary With Media Sustainability Conference

Published 19th Jun, 2022

By Daniel Ojukwu

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) will on Wednesday hold an event on media sustainability to mark its 10th year anniversary.

The event is scheduled to hold at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

In a statement made available to FIJ, Ajibola Amzat, ICIR managing editor, highlighted the reasons the medium decided to discuss media sustainability at the event.

READ ALSO: CJID, IWPR Hold Conflict Reporting Workshop for Nigerian Journalists

He said organisations around the world are trying to grapple with financial viability and sustainability daily, and the challenge is exacerbated by the erosion of advertising revenues through the rise of platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter and several others, leaving the media business in a fragile condition.

“In the last two years, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the misfortunes of global media enterprise in ways never imagined before,” Amzat said.

“But while the Western media to a large extent seems to have found winning formulae to do business profitably, the media in the Global South, particularly countries in Africa, is still struggling to stay afloat.

READ ALSO: APPLY: NRTC’s Internship Opportunity for 10 ‘Passionate’ Undergraduates

“It is in view of these multiple challenges that the ICIR is inviting media practitioners and other stakeholders to a conference on media sustainability in Nigeria.”

Dayo Aiyetan, executive director and founder of the ICIR, echoed Amzat’s position by saying, “The time is now to have a conversation on the future of the media in Africa, particularly its viability and profitability. Many news organisations are not profitable because of dwindling sales and ad revenue. Many media companies cannot pay salaries and are laying off staff. The media in Nigeria is hemorrhaging.”

Tshepo Mahloele, Chairperson of Arena Holdings, one of Africa’s largest English newspaper publishers in South Africa, will deliver a keynote address at the event.

After his address, there would be a panel discussion with Nduka Obaigbena, chairman, Thisday Newspapers; Chris Anyanwu, CEO, Hot FM; Mallam Kabir Yusuf, CEO, Daily Trust Newspapers; Kadaria Ahmed, CEO, RadioNow; and Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Martins Oloja, managing director of Guardian Newspaper Ltd., will moderate the event, while Euginia Abu, a TV personality, will serve as compère.

Published 19th Jun, 2022

By Daniel Ojukwu

Advertisement

Our Stories

In New Video, ISWAP Claims Responsibility for Kuje Prison Attack

Abba Kyari

EXCLUSIVE: How Red Cross’s Iron Doors Saved Abba Kyari from Death at the Hands of Terrorists in Kuje Prison

Ike Ekweremadu

NIMC Tells Court Why It Can’t Obey Ruling to Release David Ukpo’s Data to Ekweremadu

Kuje Prison

THE INSIDER: Boko Haram Gave 15-Min Quranic Lecture to Kuje Inmates Before Setting Them Free

All Boko Haram Suspects in Kuje Prison Escaped During Invasion, Says Defence Minister

MI Reveals Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem Needs Help to Overcome Kidney Failure

Cars

Afialink Int’l Receives N2.95m From Customer But Fails to Deliver His Car

Ukrainian Refugee Who ‘Snatched’ Benefactor’s Husband in the UK Now Partially Blind

‘They Dislocated My Finger and Drank Gin’ — ‘EndSARS Lawyer’ Ridwan Oke Recounts Ordeal in the Hands of Law-Breaking Policemen

OPEC Secretary-General Sanusi Barkindo Dies in Nigeria

Advertisement