The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja has shortlisted 44 journalists from across the country to participate in second in the series of its Investigative Journalism training programme.
The successful journalists were shortlisted after a vigorous exercise from nearly 80 applications from print, electronic and online media from all over the country.
The training programme scheduled for May 19 to May 21 in Abuja is part of the Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project, NIRP, a reporting and publishing initiative funded by Ford Foundation.
The training is aimed at building capacity for journalists in Nigeria so that they can effectively play their role in promoting accountability and good governance in the country and beyond.
The project which is in its second year aims at equipping the successful journalists with Investigative Journalism skills and techniques needed for effectiveness in their career.
Also, as added incentive, the journalists would be able to access some funds to pursue investigative story projects that have direct impact on their communities.
Just like the previous year, the selection committee comprising ICIR staff and some respected editors carefully went through each individual application based on the selection criteria outlined in the ‘Call for Applications’ before making the final selections.
Names of successful applicants can be found on the NIRP website, http://nirp.www.icirnigeria.org/.