Archive for January 2018

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in February. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Kim Wall Memorial Fund Deadline: February 2, 2018 To honor Swedish journalist Kim Wall, the International Women’s...

MHNG OPINION PICK OF THE WEEK

I went. I saw. And I wept for Liberia. I also wept for the new President, George Weah who is making the young and the old to see hope again. There was some art to find their minds’ construction in their faces: they see “hope of a better tomorrow”, which...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

Worries are mounting over the increasing proliferation of political parties in Nigeria as the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) recently issued certificates to 21 parties it registered in December last year. The new parties have brought the number of political parties in the country to a staggering 67, thereby...

MHNG OPINION PICK OF THE WEEK

A well-handled disaster can reinforce and strengthen an incumbent president. And on the condition that it is not well handled, an incumbent and a serving president will certainly and definitely live to regret it. Political leaders who know their onions are intelligent enough to employ times of crisis to bond...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), children in conflict zones around the world came under attack on a shocking scale throughout 2017 and have become frontline targets, used as human shields, killed, traumatised, maimed and recruited to fight. The multilateral agency further stated that apart from Nigeria’s North-East, the...

Now’s the perfect time of year to be applying to some of the world’s most prestigious journalism fellowships. But these applications can be arduous and time-consuming tasks with many components to be completed. To make sure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines, it’s essential to start preparing ahead of time....

MHNG OPINION PICK OF THE WEEK

"The hesitation of the Fulani at the top echelons of power in Nigeria today in going mercilessly after the errant ones amongst their brethren, who are killing innocent farmers because of pasture for their cows, may be their undoing. Because when people despair, after help hoped for disappoints, what follows...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

From indications, it is becoming obvious that the Kaduna State government and its teachers have a long battle ahead. The Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, seem poised to return fire for fire as the teachers themselves threaten to embark on strike to make good their position that sack is not the...

If you’re curious where all the fake news on your News Feed comes from, there’s a new resource that could help you become an internet sleuth of your own. Today the Public Data Lab, a network of researchers, journalists and organizations, released a field guide for detecting and investigating online misinformation. The free...

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