Ethics, corruption on agenda in Accra
TMP has been active on a country-by-country basis in Cameroon, Liberia and Nigeria. However, we now mark a new period of regional dialog on religion in journalism by welcoming these 30 journalists from across the West Africa region to Ghana's capitol Accra.
The event brought together journalists from Benin, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, as well as Ghana.
Sessions began in the evening, Wednesday, June 8, and concluded in the early afternoon on Friday, June 10. Some of our featured presentations included the following:
- African Journalism in a Culture of “Brown Envelopes” | Shola Oshunkeye, Nigeria;
- Covering the Impact of Traditional Religions on Christianity and Islam in Africa | Prof. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Ghana;
- The Role of Religions in West Africa's Armed Conflicts | Patrick Wrokpor, Libera;
- Challenges Facing Female Journalists in African Societies | Yvonne Chi, Cameroon;
- Media Professionalism and Ethics in a Culture of Silence | Fred Chidi, Ghana;
- Overcoming Challenges to Religion Reporting in Africa | Aramide Oikelome, Nigeria;