Journalists For Christ International Outreach (JFC Nigeria), the organization of Christian journalists and allied professionals in Nigeria has concluded plans to hold a roundtable on “Managing Internal Displacement Crisis in Nigeria”.
The roundtable is part of a research 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.
In a statement, the Project Director/ Founding President, JFC Nigeria, Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin, said the event which will hold in Abuja on Thursday August 20 is ‘aimed at making a case for IDPs through Advocacy as well as to serve as a document to foster global best practices in guaranteeing the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (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 DRC, implemented in 2018/2019 by JFC Nigeria with the support of WACC and OPM.
He said in the statement that the August 20 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.