Fountain University Don, Rasheed Adebiyi, Wins Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship

A lecturer with the Department of Mass Communication, Fountain University, Osogbo, Rasheed Adebiyi has been announced as one of the winners of the 2022 Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship. This announcement was made on Tuesday to unveil the second cohort of the fellows of the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative by the Nigeria Health Watch.

The Nigeria Health Watch has announced the 2022 winners of Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship. The Fellowship which is a developmental objective of Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative, and supported by Solutions Journalism Network, the United States of America, announced ten Nigerians drawn from the academics and the media industry across gender.

According to Nigeria Health Watch, the Fellows are saddled with the professional responsibilities of producing and publishing “stories of how people are responding to various social problems across Nigeria and in their communities. They will also amplify the practice of solutions journalism through their various project ideas from advocacy visits to journalism training institutions and facilitating solutions journalism trainings” over the period of four months.

The selected fellows alongside Adebiyi included Israel Olatunji Tijani, a multimedia and data journalist; Umo Akwang, a gender advocate and journalist; Adam Alqali, a digital journalist and research consultant; Blessing Oladunjoye, a journalist with interests in women, children and persons living with disabilities. Other Fellows are Usman Aliyu, a generalist reporter; Abiodun Jamiu, a social justice journalist; Folakemi Ajala, a writer and editor; Misbahu el-Hamza, a freelance multimedia journalist, as well as Emiene Erameh whose passion lies in multimedia journalism as it affects women.

Adebiyi holds a PhD from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He teaches PR & Advertising; News Writing and Reporting as well as Development Communication at the institution. He is Co-Founder/Editor-in Chief of AbitoCitta (abitocitta.com) where he publishes solution-focused stories in the education sector in Nigeria and Africa.

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