Nigeria

Sub-Saharan Africa: Strengthening storytelling & audience engagement through data journalism & civic innovation

Code for Africa, founded in 2012 by ICFJ Knight Fellow Justin Arenstein, is the continent's open data and civic technology pioneer, designed to spark the use of open data and “digital democracy” tools by media and NGOs to better engage citizens.

Call for Entries: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

Applications for the second round of Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowships are now closed.

Interested in becoming an influencer and leader for children’s development in your country? If producing high quality reporting and solution-orientated stories about nutrition and early childhood development issues is one of your passions, then apply to this year-long fellowship, which will include two international reporting trips as well as continuing mentoring and several virtual webinars.

Nigeria: Generating new health and development-focused data sources to improve storytelling

ICFJ Knight Fellow Temi Adeoye, a digital project manager and technologist, leads projects to generate data sources and develop new reporting tools to improve digital storytelling in Nigeria.

Adeoye’s projects include “Dodgy Doctors,” an interactive tool that allows citizens to check whether their doctor is licensed to practice medicine. It was developed for Nigeria in partnership with Sahara Reporters, West Africa’s largest news site.

Feb 232016

Spearhead Media Transformation as Code for Nigeria's News Innovation Fellow

Code for Nigeria is looking for a digital journalist and strategist to join our CitizenLab in Lagos.

The News Innovation Fellow will implement and manage our journalistic projects and showcase events.

Aug 142015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Gamifying Candidates in Argentina, Tech Funding in Africa

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Aug 102015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Code For Africa In New York, Violence Against Mexican Journalists

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Jun 192015

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh on Access to Information, New Technology

Last week, ICFJ and the Code for Africa team announced that Stephen Abbott Pugh would join the joint project as the newest Knight International Journalism Fellow.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Abbott Pugh moved to Rwanda in 2014 where he saw an opportunity to make a difference, launching an information access website for ordinary citizens to request government documents.

May 112015

Africa Check Played Key Role in Dispelling False Information on Ebola, Elections

When the Ebola virus began to engulf parts of Africa in late March 2014, rumors and misinformation quickly started to spread.

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced the government would test the use of a drug called Nano Silver to cure Ebola patients.

Apr 202015

The Power of Social Media in the Nigerian Election

The recent election of Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria has been hailed internationally as a historic transfer of power for Africa’s most populous nation. It was the first in which a sitting president was defeated at the ballot box. Sunday Dare, a Knight International Journalism Fellow working for the International Center for Journalists in Nigeria in 2011 and 2012, is currently chief of staff and media adviser to the head of Buhari’s political party, former Governor Bola Tinubu.