“Donor Challenges Media Organisations To Rise Up”. – Dr Amina Salihu, MacArthur Foundation
Speaking at the donor/grantee roundtable at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, Dr Amina Salihu challenged media organizations to remain focused in their primary functions as watch dogs.
The conference currently on its third day has a multitude of sessions on innovations in Investigative Journalism as well as other innovations in other aspects of journalism like data driven journalism, breakthroughs in tracking techniques, climate, migration and best practices in trauma support.
Programme Coordinator of Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre Abubakar Wasiu as well as heads of other media organizations that specialize in investigative journalism in Nigeria are at the conference.
In attendance from Nigeria are Naziru Mikail Abubakar – Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief – Daily Trust, Musikilu Mojeed Editor-in-Chief/Chief Operating Officer at Premium Times, Dayo Aiyetan, founding Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Professor Umaru Pate Vice Chancellor Federal University of Kashere University, Gombe State and Busola Ajibola Deputy Director at Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development among others