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  • Overseeing the judiciary, whose role?
  • Towards review of MOU between INEC and NURTW
  • Monitoring of Political Party Financing
  • Youth Leadership programme "Open Minds, Young Voices"
  • Participative Planning and Monitoring of Election Promises in Local Governments
  • Looking left, walking right. Ideology in the Labour Movement in Nigeria
  • Sale of a State - Privatisation in Nigeria
  • The Struggle for Democratic Space, Labour and the Socio-Economic Liberation of Nigeria
  • Climate Change and Industrialisation
  • “Hunger and Poverty Alert for Trade Unions in West Africa "
  • Social Protection Floor in Nigeria

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Welcome to FES Nigeria

Barka da zuwa FES Nigeria!
E k’abo si FES t'ile Nigeria!
Nno, anyi n’anabata unu na FES Nigeria!

Conference “The Fruit of our Labour: A New agenda for Improving Conditions of Journalist in Africa”, Abuja, July 20th-21st, 2011.

IFJ FAJ FES Conference July 2011

(Fr. L-R (1) Gabriel Baglo - FAJ Director; (2) Omar Faruk Osman Nur - FAJ President; (3) Owei Lakemfa - NLC General Secretary; (4) Thomas Maettig FES Resident Rep.; (5) Mohamed Garba NUJ President)

Journalists in Africa face dire working conditions, characterized by a lack of social security, no regular salary payments and multiple threats to life and safety. Although collective bargaining agreements have been developed, they have hardly been implemented. In 2008 the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) was founded with the main objectives to set labour regulations, defend freedom of expression and to increase communication amongst its members.

Under the objective of assessing “The Fruit of our Labour: A New agenda for Improving Conditions of Journalist in Africa”, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Nigeria invited journalist from all over Africa to participate in a two day conference, in cooperation with the International Federation of Journalist (IJF) and the FAJ. Representatives of Journalists’ Unions discussed how to strategize for better working conditions, how to establish collective bargaining mechanisms in the media sector and how to strengthen journalists’ unions in Africa.

Please find the Final Declaration of the conference HERE and an FES publication on the Welfare of Journalists in Nigeria HERE