Welcome to Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER)

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Organisation Structure

JODER is guided by her constitution. JODER has an Executive Council which is led by the Executive Director, a Management Team (Secretariat), Board of Directors and an Advisory Board made up of prominent media practitioners in Nigeria.

JODER has a National Advisory Council (NAC) made up of notable and credible  Nigerian professionals including but not limited to like Mr Olisa Agbakoba, (SAN), Mrs. Ayo Obe, former President, Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, Mr. Nosa Igiebor, co-Publisher of TELL Magazine, Mr Dapo Olorunyomi amongst others.

JODER has a working relationship with Child Help in Leadership, Democracy Rights and Education in Nigeria, (C.H.L.D.R.E.N). JODER is a member of the Civil Society Coalition Against Corruption, (CSCC), Human Rights Information Network, HURINET coordinated by the British Council in Nigeria, the West African Indigenous Peoples Network, (WAIPNET),The Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ), the Media for Democracy, (MFD) project, the only media coalition in Nigeria which is supported by the International Federation of Journalists, (IFJ) based in Brussels, Belgium, the Pro-National Conference Organisations, (PRONACO), a coalition of civil society groups that pioneered the campaign for the National Conference, and the Nigerian Social Forum, a member of the World Social Forum.

 In 2011, JODER in collaboration with the Oodua (South West) Muslim Christian Youth Dialogue organized a two day summit on Building Inter-Ethnic Harmony in the South West with participants and key religious leaders drawn from across the six South West states of Nigeria. The current JODER Executive Director was the Chairman of the two day event.

 In 2013, in collaboration with the New York-based Institute of International Education, JODER organized a two day summit on (one of the two days was for expert summit on conflict management) Building Inter-Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria: Lagos and Ibadan as Pilot Project . The summit brought over 120 diverse leaders of ethnic groups together for peace-building in Nigeria. The outcome of the meeting was the establishment of the Peoples Network for Ethnic Harmony, (PENEH).
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