AAMEI put together the premium workshop to afford journalism/mass communication students with a passion for the environment opportunity to spend time learning from renowned environmentalists and environmental journalists, honing their skills in Eco-Journalism. Asides training budding journalists to tell green stories, the organizers hope that the workshop provides platform to generate and tell stories of grassroot people directly affected by the oil pollution of communities in the Niger Delta region; stories of indigenous people, by indigenous people, for a global audience. They will be taught to track oil spills, follow monies meant for ecological interventions, monitor Clean-Up projects and amplify restoration programs, and how to use their voices, keyboards and lenses to tell ecological stories. AAMEI is a non-governmental organization that uses art, entertainment as well as traditional and new media to address environmental sustainability issues. It works to involve young journalists, influencers, celebrities and public figures to create conversations around the changing ecosystem and conservation efforts.
The all-expense paid eco-journalism workshop is an avenue for students in the oil region to become more aware of ecological issues peculiar to their surroundings, to share stories from the region with the provision of an opportunity for a 6 month fellowship with online green media hub, Eco Nigeria. This workshop includes a field trip to Ogoni for hands on training.
AAMEI intends to carry out more of such trainings across the continent, but this first, focuses on the world’s most polluted oil region, the Niger Delta.
This workshop is supported by Global Green Grants Fund. Click HERE for more details.