Lagos Mainland’s most authoritative community news portal, InsideMainland.com, is partnering the organizers of Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos, to host a session on citizen and community journalism.
The Social Media Week, is an annual worldwide event hosted in over 20 cities, which seeks to explore the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Its mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. The 2018 Lagos edition is scheduled to hold from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2, 2018, at the prestigious Landmark Event Centre, Lagos Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos.
InsideMainland’s session, themed ‘Bringing Lagos ‘Closer’ through Social Media inspired Community Journalism’ (#SMWCloser), will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018, by 1:30 pm on Floor 3, SMW Lagos Campus at the Landmark Center, Oniru, Lagos.
The panelists for the InsideMainland session include; the Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Lagos State Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan; the Assistant Director, Programmes, Radio One 103.5 FM, Mrs, Funke-Treasure Durodola; President, Association of Practitioners of Community Media of Nigeria and Publisher, Today Community Newspapers (Ilupeju Today, GRA Ikeja Today & Fela Today), Mr. Adedayo Akintobi; Digital, Media personality, Tosyn Bucknor; and Odion Aleobua, founder InsideMainland and Modion Communications, a full spectrum communications agency. The session will be moderated by one of Nigeria’s seasoned journalists, author and founder of The Journalism Clinic, Mr. Taiwo Obe.
Commenting on event, the founder of InsideMainland, Odion Aleobua said: “The session aims to educate, inform, and open the minds of the citizens and participants to the power and opportunities of citizen journalism and community media in fostering an accountable governance in Nigeria. I believe it will empower citizens to understand and play the role of change agents in their respective communities; thereby bringing democratic gains closer to the people.
This year’s edition of the SMW Lagos 2018 is themed “Closer” and has the underlying intention of exploring the intensifying conflict between community and individualism. The conversation will bring together a diversity of perspectives to discuss the most productive ways to harness these forces to drive innovation, improve consumer experiences and bring people together.
To learn more about the panel session and SMW Lagos 2018, participants can register to attend on the event website – http://smwlagos.com/attend/
InsideMainland (www.insidemainland.com), Lagos Mainland’s most authoritative community news portal dedicated to reporting news, events, people and the government across the Lagos Mainland. By Lagos Mainland, we mean communities outside of Lagos/Victoria Island, such as Makoko, Okokomaiko, Agege, Ajegunle, Iyana Ipaja, Yaba, Ikorodu, Ketu, Imota, Bariga, Ogba, Ojodu, Igando, Oko – Oba, Mile 12, Abule Egba, Festac, Mende, Ogudu, Kosofe, Gbagada, among several others.
The Lagos Mainland which is home to over 80% of Lagos population, is grossly under reported and InsideMainland understands that a community that is well reported is one that pursues excellence in every ramification, hence the importance of community reporting to achieving the desired development across Lagos State.
InsideMainland’s objective is to connect Mainlanders and other Lagos residents to credible and authoritative news stories in order to promote the ethos of community among Lagos Mainland. In addition, InsideMainland’s mission is to connect the government to the people whilst promoting good governance through our objective and investigative community journalism.
ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK
Social Media Week, now in its eighth year, is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Its mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.