HRJN, UN set to host human rights workshop in Lagos

The executive director of Human Rights Journalists Network Nigeria (HRJN),  Kehinde Adegboyega, has announced a one-day Human Rights Workshop in Lagos State.

The workshop on human right reporting and advocacy, which is scheduled for December 12, 2023, is for civil society organisations and media practitioners.

This announcement is contained in a statement issued by HRJN’s head of communications and strategy, Bankole Shakirudeen Adeshina.

The workshop will hold at the Dover Hotel in Ikeja.

The workshop is hosted by HRJN, in partnership with the United Nations, as part of activities commemorating this year’s Universal Declarations on Human Rights (UDHR) 75th Anniversary.

In the statement, Adegboyega said the workshop would provide refreshing ideas and techniques on how to successfully navigate the multiple deadly landmines being set by repressive governments and institutions in the quest to sustaining the advocacy for the fundamental human rights of the people.

Adegboyega said the parley would facilitate open discussions on the challenges and opportunities in reporting and advocating for human rights issues in Nigeria.

“The panel sessions and group discussions would centre on: sharing of experiences, best practices, and innovative strategies for effective collaboration; challenges and opportunities in reporting and advocating for human rights issues in Nigeria; explore avenues for creating sustainable partnerships between journalists and CSOs; emphasising the shared responsibility of fostering a human rights-centric narrative;

“Identify potential collaborative projects that can amplify the impact of both journalism and civil society initiatives; Conduct focused sessions to enhance the skills of journalists and CSOs in human rights reporting and advocacy; and encourage the establishment of a collaborative network for ongoing dialogue and support.”

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