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NOMRA Train Journalists, Editors in Lagos

November 7, 2016

As media professionals in no small measure are believed to shape public opinion by their editorials and stories, the Network of Migration Research on Africa (NOMRA) in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) organised a training for Journalists and Editors of various to equip them with practical skills to report on migration adequately and accurately. This will help to promote public debate on migration issues, and providing support for co-operation and exchange of quality information among journalists and media organizations, and ultimately the public especially to promote regular migration and discourage irregular migration.

The training which enjoyed technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was held from 21 – 23 October, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria within the framework of the national 10th European Development Fund project “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria”.

The interactive and participatory workshop organized for practicing journalists focused on the National Policy on Migration; the new orientation of the management and governance of migration; reporting on migration with emphasis on migration configurations and data sources; an overview of leading contemporary migration-development issues; migration and national security; human rights of migrants, irregular migration and human trafficking; and the role of journalists in public enlightenment.

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