Wole Soyinka Centre
Media Lecture Series

About the Lecture

The Wole Soyinka Media Lecture Series is an annual programme of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) aimed at examining varying topical issues that have a reverberating effect on the perceived performance of the media on the health of Nigeria’s democracy and the country at large.
Held first on 27 March 2008, WSCIJ has since 2009 held the lecture on 13 July, to commemorate the birthday of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature and Grand Patron of the WSCIJ, Professor Wole Soyinka.

Lecture held

Past lectures have explored several issues of public interest, including electoral reform, media challenges, local governance, national security, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), corruption, oil revenue, tax regime, basic education, electricity, conflicts and peace-building.
Our distinguished speakers and panellists have come from different walks of life— scholars, public servants, diplomats, political analysts, tax professionals, and heads of government parastatals.

Past Lecture Events

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