Tag Archives: Nigeria

iReporter keeps focus on #BringBackOurGirls

16 Apr

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 abducted schoolgirls, outside Nigeria's parliament in Abuja

It’s been one year since Boko Haram kidnapped 200 Nigerian school girls which led to the creation of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. Unfortunately the girls are still missing. CNN iReporter Charles Alasholuyi has taken a picture of himself holding a sign with the hashtag bring back our girls nearly everyday since the kidnappings to keep the girl’s story alive. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/ireporter-keeps-focus-on.html

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Associated Press should not have used escaped Nigerian girl’s name.

13 May

I understand that the story of the 200 plus missing Nigerian girls is a major world wide news story. I understand that everyone is trying to come at it from as many angles as possible and that reporters want to interview the girls. I understand all that. But can anyone explain to me why an Associated Press story written by Haruna Umar and Michelle Faul used one of the escaped girls names? – See more at:http://politicsandpolitricks.blogspot.com/2014/05/ap-was-wrong-to-print-escaped-nigerian.html #BringBackOurGirls#BokoHaram #Nigeria