The Report Women! Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme (FRLP) award event, the closing ceremony for the 2018 fellowship is scheduled for Tuesday, 5 February 2019. At the event, certificates would be given to the fellows and prizes will also be given to the best three fellows of the Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme.
Commencing in June 2017, the FRLP is aimed at empowering female reporters with the skills, finesse, support and tools to take bold steps that help position them for the highest leadership roles in their media houses. The programme, an initiative of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), supported by Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is contributing to the mobilisation of a network of female reporters oriented for leadership, who can mainstream gender in news reports.
The inaugural fellowship in 2017 had 14 fellows complete the programme while the 2018 programme has 20 participants from 17 media houses selected from 199 applications received from 9 countries including Nigeria. Read more about the 2018 Fellows.
The FRLP is a build-up on the Report Women programme of the WSCIJ, which was designed to focus on major issues of access and abuse as they affect girls and women in Nigeria and implemented in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
Through the Report Women project, WSCIJ has trained over 114 reporters across the country and enabled 65 stories. It has also published a documentary, titled “Report Women: Untold stories of girls and women in Nigeria” among other activities. These Fellows have gone ahead to lead changes in their newsrooms, schools of journalism and beyond, touching hundreds of others and making outstanding impacts.