Christian media group, Journalists For Christ International Outreach (JFC Nigeria), has concluded plans to hold a roundtable on “Managing Internal Displacement Crisis in Nigeria”.
The event is a fallout of a research report, which was published under a project being implemented by JFC Nigeria with the support of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and the Waldensian Church’s Otto Per Mille (OPM), Italy.
The Project Director and Founding President, In a statement, JFC, Nigeria, Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin said in a statement that the event which will hold in Abuja on Thursday August 20 is “aimed at making a case for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) through Advocacy as well as to serve as a document to foster global best practices in guaranteeing the Rights of the IDPs through the Media.”
The publication of the report according to him is a follow-up of an earlier report on “Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa; Case studies from Nigeria, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo, implemented in 2018/2019 by JFC Nigeria with the support of WACC and OPM.
Otufodunrin, former Online Editor at The Nation newspaper also said in the statement that the 20th August round table shall entail a review of the report as well as feature an interactive session where a team of panelists shall give perspectives on cross cutting issues on how the media, institutional stakeholders, CSOs and related agencies, etc, can engender the rights of IDPs and address their issues.
The event is expected to hold at PRESKAN Hotel, Masala close, by NAFDAC junction, zone 7, Abuja. At 10 am.