Daily Trust Kaduna Bureau Chief, Lami Sadiq, has been selected for the African Women’s Journalism Project (AWJP) and International Centre for Journalism Project (ICFJ), West African Gender-Based Violence Reporting Fellowship.
Lami Sadiq will join a group of 12 women journalists from Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal who are dedicated to producing high-quality reporting on gender-based violence and related issues.
The 2022 AWJP + ICFJ West African GBV Reporting Fellowship, which is supported by Ford Foundation in West Africa, will last for nine months.
She was selected based on her investigative report: Inside northern Nigeria’s Islamiyya schools where paedophiles lurk around, published in the Daily Trust on Sunday edition of February 27, 2022.
A letter of congratulations by the AWJP Programme Manager, Naima Mungai, to Sadiq stated that she was among more than 60 candidates who applied for the fellowship and would now join 12 highly motivated women journalists, four each from Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal.
“The AWJP team and its partners will provide you with editorial and technical support to help you produce insightful, robust, data-driven stories that will play a critical role in changing the established cultural and societal narratives about gender-based violence, its causes, and consequences,” the letter stated.
It also stated that the fellows would be expected to complete and submit at least one story per month, attend and actively participate in all training sessions organised by the AWJP and its partners.