Commitment to Fostering Change: Updates from PUNCH Media Foundation

A lot has happened since January when we issued the last edition of our newsletter. Arguably, the much anticipated general elections stand out among these happenings. Of course, PMF was a part of this watershed event, and in this issue, we bring to you some of the engagements we have had in the past months which we hope would be of interest to you.

Election-Day Report Programme (EDREP)

As part of its focus, PMF gathered journalists from various print, online, and broadcast media houses in Nigeria including Punch Newspapers, Nigerian Tribune, Premium Times, The Cable, Channels Television, and Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Nigeria,  for a one-day media development programme on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

The programme tagged Election-Day Reporting Programme (EDREP) was designed to provide select journalists assigned to cover the 2023 general elections with the tools needed to discharge their duties professionally, ethically, and safely. Modules facilitated at the training include Digital Fact-Checking: Tools and Techniques for Election Day fact-checking and Reporting Soundly, Reporting Safely, among other critical elections issues addressed…Read more

PUNCH HealthWise

PUNCH HealthWise published 600+ health and development stories in the first quarter of 2023. These stories which come in different categories including General Health, Investigations, Maternal Health, and Mental Health are published daily on the health vertical.

Read the top five stories:

22 January 2023
Why staphylococcus is becoming resistant to antibiotics —Physician
In this report, ANGELA ONWUZOO writes about the possibilities of transmitting infections caused by staphylococcus aureus through sexual acts while also indicating reasons for the resistance of the bacteria to antibiotics… Read more

5 February 2023
I was confident of marriage despite battling sickle cell –Activist
AMARACHI OKEH features Mrs Maria Akinfe, a sickle cell warrior and activist in this report. While it highlights the support Maria gets in her marriage as a major succour for her health condition, it also mentions other strategies by which she copes…Read more

5 February 2023
Why parents shouldn’t allow anyone kiss their newborn –Paediatricians
Although a common practice, ANGELA ONWUZOO captures experts’ stand against the habit of people kissing newborns to show admiration or affection. Some health implications of the practice on the newborn were featured in the report…Read more

10 March 2023
Thriving despite tough odds: Pioneering female engineers tell their stories
Slowly but surely, Nigerian women are making inroads into this traditionally male field, ANGELA ONWUZOO reports…Read more

12 March 2023
Abandoned Ogun general hospital transforms to farmland
The Itori General Hospital, Ogun State, has become an eyesore for residents of communities in the Ewekoro area. The abandoned hospital compound has now been converted into farmland, SODIQ OJUROUNGBE reports…Read more

International Women’s Day Celebration

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, PMF joined the rest of the world to celebrate women’s uniqueness, strength, relevance, and achievements.

In sync with the year’s theme, #EmbraceEquity, a video collage was put together to urge everyone to embrace a more just and inclusive world where both the male and female gender enjoy equal opportunities and the right kind of environment to utilize these opportunities.

Emotional Intelligence and Good Work Ethics Training

PMF held a soft skills training on Stimulating Emotional Intelligence and Good Work Ethics in March 2023. Participants in the training were select employees from the different divisions, including the editorial, corporate services, business, and production divisions of Punch Nigeria Limited. A highlight of the training was the demonstration of Goleman’s theory on emotional intelligence…Read more

We invite you to join us we drive sustainable social change, one person, one community at a time this 2023.

Thank you.

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