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Babatunde Akpeji

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Knight International Journalism Fellow Babatunde Akpeji is building a network of citizen journalists to cover health in Nigeria’s Delta region, an area rich in resources but wracked by severe poverty. He is a multimedia journalist with a background in health reporting in Nigeria. Prior to becoming a Knight International Journalism Fellow, he was managing editor of Citizen Confidential, an online news site based in the capital city, Abuja. He also has worked as a reporter for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and for Network News 24 (NN24). As news manager for Hot 98.3 FM in Abuja, he was instrumental in setting up the station’s health desk to increase coverage of HIV/AIDS, maternal, child and other health issues. 

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Beyond government oversight: Top concerns for reporters interested in drone journalism

ICFJ Knight Fellow Babatunde Akpeji discusses drones as a tool for gathering the news.

Babatunde Akpeji | August 18, 2015

How citizen journalists can report in remote or underserved communities

Working with the Vital Voices for Health project, Akpeji shared these tips and more with citizens looking to cover their community in Nigeria. 

Babatunde Akpeji | July 28, 2015