IPC and ACSPN hold Webinar on Combating Covid-19 Pandemic


Press Release

IPC and ACSPN hold Webinar on Combating Covid-19 infodemic

For immediate release: Thursday April 23, 2020

The International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos-Nigeria in partnership with The Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) has announced a Webinar on “Combating Covid-19 Infodemic” for journalists.

The webinar is a partnership initiative under ACSPN’s Online Empowerment series and IPC’s capacity building programme for journalists, pursuant to the objectives of Component 4b: Support to Media of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria – EU-SDGN.

The training which is scheduled to hold on Friday 24th April, 2020 from 12noon is sequel to the publication of a Covid-19 Reporting Advisory by IPC.

The webinar session will feature speeches and presentations by the guest of honour, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, Head of the EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS; Prof. Adebayo Fayoyin, Understanding the causes and consequences of Covid-19 information crisis and Dr. Clinton Okonye, ‘The Science of Coronavirus: Differentiating Facts from Fiction’. Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie, Vice Chancellor, Caleb University and General Secretary, ACSPN and Mr. Lanre Idowu, Executive Director, Media Review will also give opening and closing remarks.

The Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade in a statement noted the webinar aims to mitigate the parallel challenge of disinformation and misinformation as an emerging infodemic around the COVID-19 pandemic. He further explained that the global lockdown has led to an international surge in the demand and search for COVID-19 and Coronavirus related information therefore, the webinar is expected to support the important role of Journalists in combatting misreporting and falsification in the era.

At least 100 Journalists are expected to participate in the webinar.

IPC therefore calls on Journalists to register via https://www.eztalks.com/r/969101298

International Press Centre, Lagos


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