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TVC’s News Director, Stella Din-Jacob To Receive “A LIFETIME AWARD For JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE ” At The 2022 WSCIJ Conference.

Stella Din-Jacob.
News Director, TVC News.

Thoroughbred and consummate Broadcast News Manager, who also is the Director of News at TVC Communications, the parent body housing TVC News and Max FM, Stella Din-Jacob has been slated to receive an Honorary Award at the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) event.


The honorary award is ahead of the 17th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (WSAIR) that will hold as a part of the two-day 2022 Amplify, as In-depth Media (AIM) Conference and Awards would hold daily on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2022, at NECA House, Hakeem Balogun Street, off Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos and online.

Stella Din-Jacob is a seasoned journalist, news manager, and lawyer with a career spanning about 28 years and WSCIJ will present her with the Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence for her lifelong contribution to journalism and good governance in Nigeria.

According information available to “Precious Eze’s Blog” and signed by the Executive Director/CEO, WSCIJ and Coordinator, MAJ Cohort, Motunrayo Alaka, Mr. Lai Oso, a Professor of Mass Communication at the Lagos State University School of Communication will deliver the keynote address to open the conference. Anas Aremeyaw Anas, undercover reporter/founder, Tiger Eye Foundation, Ghana; Tobore Ovuorie, freelance investigative journalist; Fisayo Soyombo, founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism; Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, Professor, Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos; Lanre Arogundade, executive director of International Press Centre (IPC); Kemi Busari, Editor, Dubawa and Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director- Enough is Enough, Nigeria will speak at the event.

Others are Haruna Mohammed, publisher- WikkiTimes; Ibiba Don-Pedro, co-publisher of National Point; Anita Eboigbe, Editor-in-Chief, Citizen, by Zikoko, Dara Ajala, Program Manager, Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF); Adedeji Adekunle, Program Director, Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), and Motunrayo Alaka, executive director/CEO, WSCIJ. Idris Akinbajo, Managing Editor, Premium Times; Vivian Chime of TheCable; Jimeh Saleh, Editor, BBC, Abdulkareem Mojeed of Premium Times Nigeria and Tijesu Adeoye, Reporter, TVC News, complete the list of speakers.

Precious Eze’s Blog” reports that the multi-panel conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on the-state-of democracy, the media profession and the practice of investigative journalism. The initiative is a collaborative effort of 18 organisations of the Media and Journalism (MAJ) cohort of the MacArthur Foundation On Nigeria project. The plenary sessions are open to all. The practical session on ‘Fact-checking misinformation’ is strictly by registration.

At the award event that will start at 3pm on Friday 9th December with a plenary session on undercover reporting, WSCIJ will present 13 finalists, earlier announced, their prizes for investigative reports, honour Din-Jacob and Akiyode-Afolabi, founding Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) and host stakeholders interested in accountability journalism and its sustainability for democracy.

Those interested in joining the event can follow on Facebook, Twitter and can subscribe to YouTube for the 2022 Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ. 


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