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Abuja Set To Host AMNETT/NPC Social Media Innovations Workshop


All is now set for a Two-day workshop on the Social Media Innovations and Reputation Management organized by the African Media Network in collaboration with the Nigerian Press Council (NPC). 

A release by the organizers schedules the workshop to hold on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at the Barcelona International Hotels, Abuja 

The President/Chief Programmes Officer of AMNETT, Aniekan Umanah in the release said “the Abuja workshop is the second in the series of interventions designed through collaborative efforts of NPC and AMNETT to ensure enlightenment and knowledge progression in the very ubiquitous virtual space.” 

He noted that “the impact of the social media in the society has brought complex consequences for government, corporations  and individuals’, warranting the need for skills throttling by all concerns.” 

Mr Umanah, further stressed that the workshop will ventilate the need for key officials saddled with social media and reputation management responsibilities to be equipped with requisite knowledge and skills needed to confront the hydra-headed effects of social media and position their organizations for improved productivity and acceptability. 

He enumerated the highlights of the workshop to include incisive insights into understanding the social media innovations, policies, usage and landscape, e-PR strategies; content mining as well as managing online hate conversations and fake news. 

Mr. Umanah said the event is poised to provide participants with the much-needed tools that will enhance service delivery and corporate reputation management 

The workshop will attract a wide range of professionals and resource facilitators on the various sub-themes which include: Effective Application of Social Media Strategies and Innovations; E-Public Relations and Best Practices for Private and Public Sector Organisations; Managing Online Hate Conversations & Fake News. Others are Understanding and Enforcing the Cyber Crime Act; Online Reputation Management and Strategies and The Power of Content and Data. 

The resources facilitators include Prof Emmanuel S. Dandaura, the Director, Centre for Cyber Space Studies, Nasarawa State University; Mr Ibanga Isine, a multiple award-winning journalist & Managing Editor of Next Edition Newspaper;  Dr Vincent Olatinji Director of Corporate Strategy and Research at National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Barr Basil Udotai, a Technology Attorney and a pioneer Director and Head of the Directorate for Cybersecurity (DfC) at the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA); Babajide Ogunsanwo, a first-class data analysis expert and Chief Data Miner for Channels Television and a host of panelists. 

Participation at the workshop is opened to Chairmen of Information and Media Committees in the Legislature, Commissioners for Information, Permanent Secretaries/Relevant Directors, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants/Special Assistants on New and Social Media to the President, Governors, Senators, Speakers of States Assembly, Legislators and Chief Executives of Corporate organizations. 

Others are Heads of corporate communications in the private sector, Online practitioners and content Entrepreneurs as well as Content Entrepreneurs.


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