Nigeria-Focused Journalists: Volunteers Application
We are looking for journalists, news reporters, program anchors or agents that can volunteer to help prepare and publish, in Nigeria media organizations, content related to PASDO’s SDGs activities, including the China-Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI).
The volunteers may be affiliated to media organizations that make use of various platforms including print (such as Newspapers/magazines), Online (such as websites and blogs), Visuals (such as TV stations) or Audio (such as podcast and radio stations).
The content may be published in English or adapted to local Nigerian languages depending on the language of the platform’s targeted audience.
Interested volunteers should read up more information at https://capi.pasdo.org/journalists-ng/, and use the form at the end of the website to link up their UNV application.
The China-Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI) started as a COVID-19 response program aimed at dousing tension and preventing attacks by Africans on the lives, properties and business interests of Chinese nationals living in Africa.
Such intervention became necessary following widespread rage among Africans in Africa, after videos went viral in the continent that showed Blacks being ejected from their homes and hotels in the Guangdong province of China over COVID-19 fears.
Although the Guangdong incident could be seen as a case of honest misunderstanding, it created a very negative image of China among Africans.
At least one Chinese factory in Nigeria was burnt down within the period of the Guangdong incident.
Following the launch of CAPI, to which more than one thousand Chinese signed up, several peace actions have been carried out.
The most recent of these actions is the distribution of food items to about 600 poor households in Nigeria courtesy of donations from well meaning organizations and Chinese nationals.
These sincere efforts need to be well reported in the media in order to inspire more positive actions for peace between China and Africa.
Fluency in English language is mandatory.
Ability to use WhatsApp for communication is desirable.
Volunteers should be willing to work for a minimum of 26 weeks and, if possible, be willing to make up to 20 or more publications within the volunteering period.
There is no monetary compensation or reimbursement for this role.
However, to volunteers who work hard to achieve their assignment in a manner that we consider satisfactory, we will be happy to issue Volunteer Certificates from the UNV platform.