The United States Consulate in Lagos says it is committed to training over 1000 youths and 170 radio journalists to promote media literacy in the country.
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Stephen Ibelli, made this known at the opening ceremony of a workshop organised by the mission, the West Africa Broadcast Media Academy WABMA and Enugu Literacy Society ELS.
The two-day workshop, themed “Media Literacy and Countering Misinformation”, seeks to build the capacity of radio producers, reporters and presenters in media fact-checking.
The U.S. Consulate, WABMA and ELS donated equipment, including computers, digital voice recorders, headsets and microphones, to participating radio stations to support the production of media literacy content.
According to Ibelli, a healthy democracy requires both an informed public and an accountable media that provides truthful and objective information.