Coronavirus reportage: NGO trains journalists virtually

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Breakthrough Action-Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday trained 120 journalists across the country on reporting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and related issues.

The training which featured journalists from both print and electronic media was done virtually using the zoom application in compliance with the government’s physical distancing directive.

Speaking on the training, Mr Eze Ogali, Senior Program Officer Media, Breakthrough Action-Nigeria said it was done virtually in a bid further contain the spread of disease.

He explained that the training was aimed at supporting the media professionals to disseminate the correct information to the public in order to dispel the increasing misinformation being peddled by non-professionals about the virus.

According to him, the training had exposed the participants to where and how to get information on the coronavirus and properly disseminate same to members of the public.

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