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Events, participant updates, training opportunities, insight and thought leadership on the Nigerian media innovation ecosystem.

Elections in Nigeria and the Independent Media Organisations Covering Them

February was elections month in Nigeria, and participants across the NAMIP cohort provided extensive coverage on different aspects of what is being termed one of the most media-engaged electoral processes in the country’s history. A proud moment for the press:

Culture Custodian’s Stomach Infrastructure podcasts provided periodic and consistent analysis of all the talking points leading up to and post the 2023 elections. Listen to some of the episodes here.

Dataphyte’s Election Portal, arguably the largest repository of election data in Nigerians provided a ‘one-stop shop’ for elections data from national elections to elections at the subnational level from the governorship to state houses of assemblies. Check out Dataphyte’s elections data analysis here.

Dubawa as part of the Nigerian Fact Checkers Coalition helped to reduce the tide of misleading and false claims flooding social media platforms on during the election and vote collation process with their live fact checking of election and results claims. More here.

Education and election? It turns out that there are many areas where both issues correlate. Read Edugist’s analysis on the impact of the election outcomes on critical issues in education here.

Now more than ever, politics is everyone’s business in Nigeria. Farming Farmers Farms shared why farmers should be interested in politics ahead of the 2023 elections. Story here.

Foundation for Investigative Journalism continued with its track record of social impact reporting with a series of stories analysing Nigeria’s 2023 elections. Read the stories here.

HumAngle’s election insecurity tracker documented in real-time, on-the-ground reports of election malpractices and violence across the country. Pre and post elections, HumAngle provided in-depth coverage and analysis of election security issues. Read the stories here.
An INMA report via What’s New In Publishing says newsletters offer publishers “their best chance for attracting and retaining paid subscribers”. This and many other relevant reasons were the general motivation behind NAMIP’s workshop for participants in January. Read the learning article here.
NAMIP's Sustainability Challenge.
NAMIP’s sustainability challenge went live last month. While the call was open, the NAMIP team went on a couple of scoping visits to a few states where we hoped to increase the discourse around media independence and sustainability. This round of applications has now closed, but you can subscribe to our newsletter here to be the first to know about more opportunities.
What’s next?
In the coming months, we are gearing up to welcome more independent organisations looking to move past the status quo and get on their way to financial discipline and sustainability. Look out for the next NAMIP newsletter! We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to strengthening independent media in Nigeria and continue to be inspired by the great work being achieved by our participating media organizations.
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