office of the senior special assistant on research and social media
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
office of the senior special assistant on research and social media
Saturday, 23 June 2012
WHAT THE KORAN SAYS ABOUT NON-MUSLIMS (Christians, Jews etc)
“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies” Koran 22:19
“Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” Koran 2:191
“Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood” Koran 9:123
“When the opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them” Koran 9:5
“any religion other than Islam is not acceptable” Koran 3:85
“the Jews and Christians are perverts; fight them” Koran 9:30
“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33
“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them” Koran 8:65
“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends” Koran 3:28
“terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an” Koran 8:12
Muslims must muster weapons to terrorize the infidels” Koran 8:60
Sura 47:4 Commands Moslems to smite the neck of anyone who did not accept the teachings of Islam. It says to strike them in the neck till many of them have been killed or wounded; until they embrace Islam”
Friday, 22 June 2012
|GENERAL ANREW AZAZI|
BREAKING NEWS:ABUJA (lawal africas) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday fired his National Security Adviser Retired General Patrick Owoeye Azazi and Defence Minister, Mohammed Bello Haliru., his spokesman said, as fears mounted over spiralling unrest in the north.
“The NSA has been dropped … The Minister of Defence has also been dropped,” Jonathan spokesman Reuben Abati told BNMT.
He also approved the appointment of retired Col. Sambo Dasuki to replace General Andrew Owoye Azazi
Reuben Abati said the New Security Adviser would be Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel, prominent northerner and cousin to the Sultan of Sokoto, Nigeria’s highest Muslim spiritual figure.
Retired Col. Sambo Dasukithe was one time Managing Director of the Nigeria Security and Minting Corporation during the era of late General Sani Abacha.
Profile of Mohammed Sambo Dasuki
Mohammed Sambo Dasuki is a former Managing Director of Security Printing & Minting Company Limited, he attended both American Universities, Washington DC and George Washington University where he obtained a BA in International Relations and MA in Security Policy Studies respectively.
He had his military training in several institutions in Nigeria and abroad including: Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Oklahoma, U.S Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth Kensas.
It was not yet clear who was in line to become Defence Minister.
Nigeria has faced a deadly insurgency from Islamist group Boko Haram for months, but criticism of Jonathan greatly intensified this week after three suicide bombings at churches sparked reprisals from Christian mobs who burnt mosques and killed dozens of Muslims.
There have been growing warnings that there could be more cases of residents taking the law into their own hands if something is not done to halt the Boko Haram attacks.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, is roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominately Christian south.
|SAINT MIENPAMO FOR TEAM RESTORATION|
- INTRODUCING THE IZON WRITERS REVIEW
The initial rise of Nigerian literature beginning from the 1950's saw an explosion of geniuses who would established theirselves as household names. That golden set of post colonial writers with reputable names such as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emechata, cyprian Ekwensi and etc. Carved out a place alongside their contemporaries from other parts of the continent, in Africa's history of the last century. In that sparkling era, writers of the Izon origin also had a revered place. Gabriel Okara, John pepper clark and others vigorously represented the southern end of Nigeria in that era, then much later the environmentalist Ken saro Wiwa, 1995 ANA poetry prize winner Nenghi Ilagha and playwright Barclays Ayakoroma joined that league. But the progress of Nigerian literature rammed into a wall at some point. Partly to the moral rot that infected the nation and partly to technological advancements. A considerable factor could also be the scarcity of fresh hands in the literary world
Now, evidently, a new crop of writers are fast making names both inside and outside the country. Sadly, it is true that Ijaws are disturbingly underepresented, hence, the Izon writers review came into being
The Izon writers review was founded by Julius Bokoru. A popular poet, essayist for top Nigerian newspapers and foremost rights activist in Bayelsa state. The review, although yet to debut has already attracted heavy names to its ranks. John Idumange, SSA to the Bayelsa state governor on Research and social media is at the head of an advisory committee made up of notable professors. While famous writer Nenghi Ilagha is the chairman. There are also the likes of acclaimed poet Tonye willie Pepple, novelist Andrew Eseimokumor Oki and a host of other fascinating names.
The review will in no time find and establish literary talents in the Izon nation. Create opportunities for youths and reward hardwork and artistic creativity-something unprecedented in the Niger Delta region
The review in the coming weeks will be seeking the partnership of the Bayelsa new media team, Sentinel Nigeria, Naijastories and other literary platforms. The review will start as a quarterly online publication but in due course will feature creative writing workshops, annual anthology publications and ultimately the establishment of a publishing house.
|FACE OF YENAGOA THE BAYELSA STATE CAPITAL|
Special Advisers to the Executive Governor BAYELSA STATE
1 Special Adviser, Political Matters Hon. Frederick Agbedi
2 Special Adviser, Security Matter Lt. Col. Bernard Sunday Kenibai (Rtd.)
3 Special Adviser, Inter-Party Relations Hon. Stephen Diver
4 Special Adviser, Women Mobilization Hon. (Mrs.) Ruby Benjamin
5 Special Adviser, Information Communication Technology & Data Chief Blessing Ipiganasin Izagara
6 Special Adviser, Youth Empowerment, Training And Rehabilitation T.K Ogoriba
7 Special Adviser, Legal Matters & Chief Counsel, Government House Barrister Kemauode Wodu
8 Special Adviser, Education (Secondary) Mr. Parkinson MacManuel
9 Special Adviser, Education (Primary) Mr. MacDonald Igobasi
10 Special Adviser, Tertiary Education Dr. Godwin Ziriki
11 Special Adviser, Federal Programmes and Projects Hon. Mrs Remi Kuku
12 Special Adviser, Culture and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr Bantin Akporuku
13 Special Adviser, Environment Iniruo Wills
14 Special Adviser, State Emergency and Relief Matters Mrs Faith Opuene
15 Special Adviser, Oil and Gas matters Hon Ndutimi Komonibo
16 Special Adviser, Ethics, Values and Orientation Lady Gesiere Brisibe Dorgu
17 Special Adviser, Special Projects Ms Grace Ikiotene
18 Special Adviser, Princess Pretty Marbinton Beautification
19 Special Adviser, Local Govt and Community Development Hon Roberson J Etolo
20 Special Adviser, Youth mobilisation Hon Target Segibo
21 Special Adviser, House of Assembly Laison Hon Opusiri Noah Otobo,
22 Special Adviser, Sustainable Community Development Hon Chubi Ben Walson
23 Special Adviser, Agricultural Development Mr Ezonebi Roger Obubo
24 Special Adviser, Intergovernmental Affairs and Parastatals Chief Rufus Abadi Osiri
25 Special Adviser, Poverty Eliviation and Employment Martin Agbede
26 Special Adviser, Civil Society Matters Mr. Faithful W. Toifatei
27 Special Adviser, Power Ollis Kemenanabo
27 Senior Special Assistant, e-Governance Ekpolador-ebi A. Koinyan
28 Senior Special Assistant on Media Public Affairs Mr. Daniel Iworiso- Markson
29 Senior Special Assistant, Investment Cyril Oyinbrakemi Akika
30 Senior Special Assistant, Liaison Office Abuja Otiyo Abila
31 Senior Special Assistant, Legal (1) Barrister Stanley Damabide
32 Senior Special Assistant, Legal (2) Barrister Ayibaisin Jacob Beredugo
33 Senior Special Assistant, Education Inspectorate & Policy Mrs Stella Peremobere Ugolo
34 Senior Special Assistant, Ijaw National Affairs Chief Erasmus Patrick, JP
35 Senior Special Assistant, Data Gathering & Management Mr. Erefagha Turner
36 Senior Special Assistant, Primary Health Care Dr. Ebieruoba Izonbubor Akuagbe
37 Senior Special Assistant, Lands & Survey Surveyor Ebifuro Odubo
38 Senior Special Assistant, Security Mr. Boma Spero-Jack
39 Senior Special Assistant, Research & Social Media John Idumange
40 Senior Special Assistant, Culture King Robert Ebizimo
41 Senior Special Assistant, Co-operative Development Chief Joseph Inie Alla
42 Senior Special Assistant, Domestic Affairs Epipade Richman Samuel
43 Senior Special Assistant, Diaspora Affairs & International Mr. Charles Zuofa
44 Senior Special Assistant, General Duties Mr Kingsboy Eruani
45 Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs Mr Fred Aremula Egbegi
46 Senior Special Assistant, Finance & Budget Ifiemie Gibson Ikpaikpai
Governor’s Special Representative, Abuja (Pioneer Attorney General)
Hon. Tamarakare Yekwe
48 Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Local Government Affairs Mr M.C.I Amangala
49 Senior Special Assitant, Treasure and Accounts Mr. Seipulou Timipre
50 Senior Special Assitant, Millennium Dev. Goals Chief Remember Ogbe
51 Senior Special Assitant, Inter-Party Relations Ebikebina V. O. Miriki
52 Senior Special Assitant, Project Monitoring Julius Ebi Otele
53 Senior Special Assitant, Project Monitoring Engr. Dio A. Wenapere
54 Senior Special Assitant, Special Duties Odieye Daniel-Kalio
55 Senior Special Assitant, Girl Child Education Juliet Puluzibe Zifawei
56 Senior Special Assitant, Civil Society Tony Nathan Ile
57 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. OGBA Ekinabhari Unity Odionini Ototo
58 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. KOLGA Erebi Leilei
59 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. BALGA Aboye Ebinimi Odikuma
60 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. NELGA Karina Inemo
61 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. YELGA Mrs. Grace Columbus
62 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. SALGA Mrs. Rose Itoko
63 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. SILGA Tarilayun Chrispin
64 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. EKELGA Hon. (Mrs) Martha Jenakumo
65 Senior Special Assitant, Oil and Gas Mr. Jimmy Agbeyei
66 Senior Special Assitant, Women Dev. BALGA Capt. Henry O. Unguku
67 Senior Special Assitant, Religous Affairs Rev. Samuel Samuel Peters
68 Senior Special Assitant, Technical Matters Ombre Oguoko
69 Senior Special Assitant, SMEDAN Ebiekure Eradiri
70 Senior Special Assitant, General Duties Mr. Bello Rt Hon Nestor Binabo1 Senior Special Assitant, National Assembly Liaison Dressman Tamarapriye
72 Senior Special Assitant, Non-Indigene Chinedu Ubah
73 Special Assitant Non-Indigene Anayo Edwin
74 Special Assitant Non-Indigene Barrister Kamal
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
|PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN|
by: saaint mienpamo
President Goodluck Jonathan denounced critics of his administration saying much of the criticisms against his government were “based on lies.”Addressing members of the Nigerian community in Brazil, Tuesday, Jonathan urged the political class not to sacrifice the progress and well-being of the nation on the altar of personal political ambitions.
While answering questions on the current state of the country, the President denounced criticism of his administration saying much of criticisms were “based on lies.”
He also cautioned politicians in the country not to allow their personal interests throw the nation into anarchy.
On the deteriorating security situation in the country, Jonathan told the gathering that government was working hard to contain the current spate of bombings and attacks.
Laos yesterday, Information Minister Labaran Maku fired back at critics of Jonathan’s trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations’ Earth Summit.
Briefing newsmen after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday, Maku said there was no vacuum in government as the President can rule from any part of the world.
According to Maku “The President can take decision from anywhere in the world his absence will not hamper his power to act. The Vice President effectively takes charge of affairs once the president is out of Nigeria and he is in touch with the President on hourly basis.
“There is no vacuum, the most important thing is that the president and the vice work harmoniously and are in constantly in touch.
“If the President panics what will the people do. We must stop making politics out of the unfortunate incidence going on in Northern Nigeria.”
|MAP OF BAYELSA STATE IN NIGERIA|
Performance ranking of Local Government Chairmen in Bayelsa State (1)
By: Niger Delta Transformation Watchdog
BAYELSA State was created in October 1st, 1996 from the Old Rivers State. It is located in the Southern part of Nigeria. Bayelsa covers 21,100 Square Kilometres with capital at Yenagoa. Bayelsa State is geographically located within Latitude 04o 15’ North, 05 o 23’ South and longitude 05 o 22’ West and 06 o 45’ East. It shares boundaries with Delta State on the North, Rivers State on the East and the Atlantic Ocean on the West and South. There are four main languages in Bayelsa State, which are Izon, Nembe, Ogbia and Epie-Atissa.
With an estimated population of 1.9 million people, Bayelsa State is the core of the Niger Delta, the cradle of Nigeria’s hydrocarbon industry and the only homogenous Ijaw State in Nigeria. It is one of the smallest State in terms of land mass, population and the Local Government Areas. The State is one of the three major oil producing States in Nigeria with the highest per capital income. Bayelsa State is a major oil and gas producing area and it contributes over 30% of Nigeria’s oil production. Bayelsa State is home to Oloibiri in Ogbia Local Government Area, where oil was first struck in Nigeria in commercial quantities in 1956. Gas production activities are currently being intensified in the State as feedstock to the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Supply Plants in Bonny which is located in Oluasiri area of Nembe Local Government Area of the state.
The State has eight (8) federally recognized Local Government Areas. These include: Brass, Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma; Nembe; Ogbia; Sagbama; Southern Ijaw and Yenagoa. However, there are also thirty-two (32) Development Centres created by successive administrations. These centres are jointly funded with monies from the Federation Account and accruals from the State Government. The Development Centres were created for accelerated grassroots development.
The primary purpose of establishing local government areas is to get the government down to the grassroots and to give the rural dwellers a sense of belonging. The primary responsibility of local governments as enshrined in the constitution is rural, urban and community development. Effective LGA administration can strengthen democracy in Nigeria, improve the quality and cohesiveness of government, entrench democratic values, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery and create an enabling environment for local economic development.
Each local government area is administered by a Local Government Council consisting of a chairman who is the Chief Executive of the LGA, and other elected members who are referred to as Councilors. The functions of Local Governments are detailed in the Nigerian Constitution and include:
• Economic recommendations to the State;
• Collection of taxes and fees;
• Establishment and maintenance of cemeteries, burial grounds and homes for the destitute or infirm;
• Licensing of bicycles, trucks (other than mechanically propelled trucks), canoes, wheel barrows and carts;
• Establishment, maintenance and regulation of markets, motor parks and public conveniences;
• Construction and maintenance of roads, streets, drains and other public highways, parks, and open spaces;
• Naming of roads and streets and numbering of houses;
• Provision and maintenance of public transportation and refuse disposal;
• Registration of births, deaths and marriages;
• Assessment of privately owned houses or tenements for the purpose of levying such rates as may be prescribed by the House of Assembly of a State; and,
• Control and regulation of out-door advertising, movement and keeping of pets of all descriptions, shops and kiosks, restaurants and other places for sale of food to the public, and laundries.
• Provision of customary courts that handle issues that pertain minor disputes, divorce, minor traffic offences, disagreement over any piece of land, and
• Making recommendations to both the federal and state government
It is on the basis of these functions that the Niger Delta Transformation Watchdog resolved to rank the performance of Seven LGA Chairmen on the basis of ten parameters. These parameters include:
Public Performance Perception Index
Grassroots Spread of Projects & Programs
Need Assessment before Project Implementation
Impact of programs on the people
Stakeholders Participation in Government Policies.
Accountability and Transparency Profile
Efficiency in the Use of Financial Resources
Sustainability of Projects
Service Delivery Effectiveness Index
Initiation of Empowerment Programs for Job Creation
Presented here in percentages are the scores of Chairmen on each of the Parameters. Discussions on these parameters will be amplified.
Parameter One: Public Perception Of Performance Index
LGA Chairman (%) Position
Brass Hon. Ngor Sylva 53% 3rd
Ekeremor Hon. Eddy Julius 42% 7th
K/Opokuma Hon. Ebikitin Diongoli N/A N/A
Nembe Hon. Waribugo Sylva 88% 1st
Ogbia Hon. Samuel Boy 47% 6th
Sagbama Hon. Pere Peretu 50% 4th
S/ Ijaw Hon. Tiwei orunimigha 58% 2nd
Yenagoa Hon. Michael Ogbolosingha 49% 5th
*Because the Chairman has not spent a up to one year in office
Parameter Two: Grassroots Spread Of Projects and Programs
LGA Chairman (%) Position
Brass Hon. Ngor Sylva 54% 4TH
Ekeremor Hon. Eddy Julius 63% 2ND
K/opokuma Hon. Ebikitin Diongoli N/A N/A
Nembe Hon. Waribugo Sylva 92% 1st
Ogbia Hon. Samuel Boy 55% 3rd
Sagbama Hon. Pere Peretus 55% 4TH
S/ Ijaw Hon. Tiwei orunimigha 56.5% 3RD
Yenagoa Hon. Michael Ogbolosingha 39% 5th
*N/A Because the Chairman has not spent a up to one year in office
Parameter Two: Need Assessment before Project Implementation
LGA Chairman (%) Position
Brass Hon. Ngor Sylva 50% 5TH
Ekeremor Hon. Eddy Julius 57% 2ND
K/opokuma Hon. Ebikitin Diongoli N/A N/A
Nembe Hon. Waribugo Sylva 84% 1st
Ogbia Hon. Samuel Boy 52% 3rd
Sagbama Hon. Pere Peretus 49% 6TH
S/ Ijaw Hon. Tiwei orunimigha 46% 7th
Yenagoa Hon. Michael Ogbolosingha 51% 4th
*N/A Because the Chairman has not spent a up to one year in office
EDITED BY: SAINT MIENPAMO FOR BAYELSA NEW MEDIA TEAM
|HON, EBIKETIN DIONGOLI, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF KOLOKUMO/OPUKUMO LGA|
|HON, MICHEAL OGBOLOSINGHE, EXECUTIVE CHAIR YENAGOA LGA|
|CHIEF TIMIPA TIWEI ORUNIMIGHE, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMEAN SILGA|
|HON WARIBUGO SYLVA, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN NEMBE LGA|
|PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN AND HIS WIFE|
Posted: June 20, 2012 - 16:29
President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerian officials exchange greetings in Rio yesterday
By:tunde apenari (bayelsa new media team diaspora reporter)
As Nigerians lament the abrupt departure of President Goodluck Jonathan for Brazil in the middle of violence and counter-violence in the North, bayelsa new media team has gathered that the Nigerian ruler arrived at his destination with 116 men and women, the largest national delegation, contrary to his pledge in January to travel at less weight and expense.
Our sources say the team is made up of:
• 25 personal aides
• 18 aides of Patience Jonathan
• 2 members of the National Assembly
• 5 Ministers
• 2 Governors, and
• 63 officials from the Ministries of Enviroment, Foreign Affairs, National Planning and Petroleum Resources.
The junket will continue for Mr. Jonathan next week Thursday when he will be in Brussels for the World Customs Conference, scheduled for June 28-30. He will be taking with him about 57 people, including 26 aides, 3 Ministers, 8 members of the National Assembly, and 20 other government officials.
From June 25 to 29, Mrs. Jonathan will be in Maryland, United States, accompanied by 36 people: 18 aides, 4 wives of Governors, and 14 friends and associates.
Nigerian political parties yesterday lambasted Mr. Jonathan’s decision to leave for Brazil, just hours after violence and counter-violence had reportedly resulted in over 74 dead and hundreds injured. On Sunday, the president called on God to intervene in the violence.
But he has also promised to see to the end of the Islamic militant group militant Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad, widely-known as Boko Haram, this month. After he made that pledge in April, the militants promised to make June a bloody month in order to prove that Jonathan has no power over them. Some helpless Christians have in the past few days resorted to reprisal attacks against Muslims.
Only yesterday, as Jonathan hopped on one of his gleaming new executive jets and left the chaos in Nigeria behind, Boko Haram notified bayelsa new media team that it would launch even more devastating attacks on churches and government buildings in the coming days.
The group’s contact person said Boko Haram had line up about 300 suicide bombers to attack churches in Southern Kaduna and in Plateau State in its determination to exact considerable revenge for the Muslims killed in Christian reprisals in the last few days.
|JOHN IDUMANGE: SSA ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND RESEARCH|
CODE OF ETHICS:
Social media and blogs are important components of journalism. In fact it is a phenomenon that has assumed the momentum of a revolution in Journalism. They narrow the distance between journalists and the public. They encourage lively, immediate and spirited discussion. They can be vital news-gathering and news-delivery tools. It is assumed that most actors and bloggers are journalists who should uphold the same professional and ethical standards of fairness, accuracy, truthfulness, transparency and independence when using social media. Practitioners must always remember that social media postings live on as online archives. Correct and clarify mistakes, whether they are factual mistakes or mistakes of omission.
A media revolution on the social media sphere is transforming, fundamentally and irrevocably, the nature of journalism and its ethics. The implies to publish is now in the hands of citizens, while the internet encourages new forms of journalism that are interactive and immediate. Our media ecology is a chaotic landscape evolving at a furious pace. Professional journalists share the journalistic sphere with tweeters, bloggers, citizen journalists, and social media users.
CODES AND PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICE
The Social Media Constitutes a very dynamic aspect of the mass media .One the features of journalism Practice is objectivity-that is to report an event, or story based on facts and without bias. Objectivity means report the event or story as it is without fear or favour. Social Media Practitioner must be objective to avoid libel and its attendant legal challenges.
The Social Media is a dynamic enterprise that requires investigation, clarity, strategy. Every Social Media Practitioner should be trained to acquire investigation capabilities, research skills, technology of the media and a fairly good knowledge of how governmental institution work. Social Media actors should be able to define the purpose of posting a story or a report, or publishing news/opinion. Therefore defining the purpose is very critical to social media practice.
(3) Ethical considerations:
Journalism at all levels and in all climes must take account of some ethical issues. Ethical commitment is necessary for all well-crafted and well-researched and responsible journalism. This is why Social Media Practitioners should avoid the use of vulgar languages; the dissemination of obscenity such as pornographic materials on face book, MySpace, YouTube. Google plus, and any other Social media Practitioner should not post or published pictures of people with sexually provocative dresses; nude pictures or sex related videos. Similarly, Social Media Practitioners are expected to be careful when culturally contemptuous issues and religiously sensitive matters are being reported. Recognizing the sensitive nature of religious, and culture, such matters should be reported with utmost caution. There are laws in the Nigeria Constitution that control and outlaw obscenity in order to uphold and maintain public morality. There is also a huge range of laws in media law and ethics that prevent snooping divulging of office secrets and pornography. Social Media Practitioners should also get themselves acquainted with literature on media law and ethics, plagiarism is also an offence. Bloggers should at all times cite authorities of such works/write-up and ideas are not original.
Communication is like pouring out ones inner intentions. Social Media Practitioners and bloggers always speak their mind outline in matters of socio-economic and political importance. Some comments are usually made without verification, as some verses are borne out of political idiosyncrasies. This has become a huge challenge because there are no standard guidelines for bloggers and practitioners .Therefore if the intention of a social Media actor is not genuine soon; it degenerates into monumental errors not consistent with the principals of accuracy, verifiability and transparency.
(5) RUMOURS & UNCONFIRMED REPORTS:
At no platform does rumour and unconfirmed reports spread like wild fire as in the Social Media. On the social media platform, spread puts pressure on bloggers to publish their stories, most often with half truths, and outright falsehood. False reports circulate the main media with incredible speed via Twitter, YouTube, Face book, blogs and cell phones. Even major news organizations too often pick up rumours online and spread their with amazing speed. Distorted reports and rumours causes panic, accidents and ultimately chaos. This is why Social Media actors to be meticulous, circumspect and very careful in reporting “live” events such as sports, accidents, braking stories and riots. We should ask question around a particular subject that is reported by a person who is anonymous. We must guard against the use of social media. Again rumours are more attractive because of the rapid decline in the leadership of mainstream media, as the newsroom has continued to shrink. Those who engage in entrepreneurial journalism tend to peddle rumours to score political points.
(6) ETHICS OF IMAGES:
With sophisticated technology such as Photoshop, some bloggers manipulate images such as photographs, video clips via wireless technology .Social media actors and bloggers in the cyber space should be weary of capturing, manipulating or transmitting such materials. There are traditional principles of photojournalism that forbids the indiscriminate use of photos, images and videos. The deliberate manipulation of image or with a view to causing mischief, or to tarnish a person’s image or course disaffection or bring a person to disrepute is a crime and actionable in a court of law. This should be avoided.
Before you use a video or a photograph, you may pose questions like: What is the source of the video or photograph? Who wrote the comment and what was the motivation for posting it?. Does the source have the legal right to the material posted? Did that person take the photograph or capture the video? Has the photograph or video been manipulated? Have we checked to see if the metadata attached to the image reveals that it has been altered?
(7) . Anonymity:
Anonymity is accepted more readily online than in mainstream news media. Newspapers usually require the writers of letters to the editor to identify themselves. Codes of mainstream media ethics caution journalists to use anonymous sources sparingly and only if certain rules are followed. The codes warn journalists that people may use anonymity to take unfair or untrue “photo shots” at other people, for self-interest reasons. Online, many commentary and “chat” areas do not require anonymity. Online users resist demands from web site and blogs to register and identify them. Anonymity is praised as allowing freedom of speech and sometimes helping to expose wrong doing. Critics say it encourages irresponsible and harmful comments. Mainstream media contradict themselves when they allow anonymity online but refuse anonymity in their newspapers and broadcast programs.
8. TRUTH AND FAIRNESS:
Social media comments essays and postings should meet the same standards of fairness, accuracy and attribution that you apply to your on-air or digital platforms. Information gleaned online should be confirmed just as you must confirm scanner traffic or phone tips before reporting them. If you cannot independently confirm critical information, reveal your sources; tell the public how you know what you know and what you cannot confirm. Don’t stop there. Keep seeking confirmation. This guideline is the same for covering breaking news on station websites as on the air. You should not leave the public “hanging.” Lead the public to completeness and understanding of whatever you are trying to butress.
9. ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY:
We should not write anonymously or use an avatar or username that cloaks your real identity on newsroom or personal websites. You are responsible for everything you say. Commenting or blogging anonymously compromises this core principle. Actors and practitioners are advised to be careful careful when you are writing, Tweeting or blogging about a topic that you or your newsroom covers. Editorializing about a topic or person can reveal your personal feelings. It therefore follows that Biased comments could be used in a court of law to demonstrate a predisposition, or even malicious intent, in a libel action against the news organization, even for an unrelated story. We need to be careful when registering for social network sites. Pay attention to how the public may interpret Facebook information that describes your relationship status, age, sexual preference and political or religious views.
Also keep in mind that when you join an online group, the public may perceive that you support that group. Be prepared to justify your membership. We should avoid posting photos or any other content on any website, blog, social network or ideo/photo sharing website that might embarrass you or undermine your journalistic credibility. Bloggers and journalists who use social media often engage readers in a lively give-and-take of ideas. Never insult or disparage readers. Try to create a respectful, informed dialogue while avoiding personal attacks.
THE CODE OF ETHICS WILL BE ELABORATED AND PRINTED IN THE FORM OF A PAMPHLET TO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA ACTORS & PRACTITIONERS IN BAYELSA STATE
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Research & Social Media
Ess Charles. Digital Media Ethics. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009.
Friend, Cecilia and Jane Singer (2007) Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe,
Henry Omoregie ( 2012) Discussions on May 2, 2012 at the Inauguration of Social Media Actors” Port Harcourt (Unpublished)
Ward, Stephen J. A. “Ethics for the New Mainstream.” In The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking, eds. Paul Benedetti, Tim Currie and Kim Kierans, pp. 313-326. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2010.
Ward, Stephen J. A. “Ethics for the New Investigative Newsroom
|SAINT MIENPAMO ONITSHA RECEIVING HIS AWARD FROM THE SSA|
|PRINCE CRISPUS RECEIVING HIS AWARD FROM THE SSA|
|JOHN IDUMANGE (SSA SOCIAL MEDIA AND RESEARCH|
GOVERNMENT OF BAYELSA STATE IN NIGERIA
SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT FOR FRIENDS, AND SUPPORTERS OF GOVERNOR HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON & HIS DEPUTY REAR ADMIRAL GBORIBIOGHA JOHN JONAH Rtd.
GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
I am directed by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Research & Social Media to announce the postponement of the inauguration/induction of Social Media Champions billed for Saturday June 23rd 2012 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The event has been put off at the instance of the organizers, the Office of the SSA on RESEARCH & SOCIAL MEDIA. The postponement became necessary in the light of the fact that the Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson may be unavoidably absent.
In deference to Governor HSD’s personal commitment to a better global environment, he has a compelling need, in the interest of the Niger Delta Region, to attend the EARTH SUMMIT in Rio Brazil. The inauguration is being postponed to a more convenient date/time to afford the Governor ample opportunity to supervise an event that is very close to his heart. It is important to note that the said inauguration of media champions is the first major SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT holding in Yenagoa since the inception of this administration and Governor HSD gives massive attention to the event.
A new date for the inauguration will be announced soon. We regret the inconvenience the postponement might have caused our Guest Lecturer, the very distinguished invited guests, the worthy Social Media champions and the general public.
Thank you for your unflinching cooperation and support
secretary; bayelsa new media team
For: SSA – RESEARCH & SOCIAL MEDIA
JUNE 20, 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
BELOW IS A LIST OF MOST CELEBRATED FACEBOOK GROUPS IN BAYELSA STATE AND MOSTLY NIGERIA/DIASPORA IN GENERAL, THESE GROUPS SHARE INFORMATIONS AND CREATE THE MOST EVER INTERACTIVE PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE IN USING THE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN BAYELSA STATE AND NIGERIA/DIASPORA
BAYELSA NEW MEDIA TEAM IS WATCHING
LIKE OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
THE LIST ARE AS FOLLOWS::
FACE OF BAYELSA
P3 (people power partnership)
BAYELSA FOCUS GROUP
Bayelsa Democratic Movement (BDM)
NDDC YOUTH INTERACTIVE (FEEDBACK) PAGE
FACEBOOK SUPPORTERS OF GOV DICKSON NIGER
DELTA AMNESTY PROGRAMME
BAYELSA PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT (BPM)
BAYELSA ALERT 2012
Goodluck Foundation Project
POLITICAL ISSUE INSIDE NIGERIA
DE SAINT STUDIO
BAYELSA YOUTH CONGRESS
RESTORING BAYELSA WITH GOV HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON
Todays News Now
JONATHAN/SAMBO YOUTH SUPPORT MOVEMENT (JYSM) JOY2011
National Youth Empowerment Agency
Save Our Democracy
The Prophetic Traditional Dancers
TRANSFORM NIGERIA INITIATIVE (TNI)
Amnesty International South-South Online Community Nigeria
SAFE NIGERIA ENVIRONMENT GROUP
Patani Democrats Delta State
Glo subscribers forum
Bayelsans Democratic Vanguard 4 Dickson/Jonah 2012
IJAW NATION LIBERATION MOVEMENT
FOUNDATION FOR GOOD LEADERSHIP BAYELSA
NIGERIAN YOUTHS FOR DEMOCRATIC SUSTENANCE
BAYELSA DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
POSITIVE MINDS FOUNDATION (PMF)
Important Pen sms 4 ALL
The Nigeria of Our Dream [The NOD]
Ijaw People's Association of Great Britain and Ireland
A NEW NAIJA
NIGER/DELTA ELITES PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE
YOU KNOW YOU'RE NIGERIAN
Movement For Accountable and Good Governance
HSD-GOODLUCK JONATHAN 2015
RESTORATION 2012 (SERIAKE 4 GOV CAMPAIGN ORG)
BAYELSA IMPACT MOVEMENT
DOOR2DOOR FOR DICKSON & JONAH CAMPAIGN
Facebook youth supporters of gov dickson
LAKE VIEW YENAGOA
NIGERIA YOUTH DEMOCRACY COALITION
SUPREME COUNCIL of COMMON MEN
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION ORGANISATION
SERIAKE DICKSON FANS CLUB
Nigeriapeoples movement (official group page)
DE SAINT RECORDS
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INSIDE NIGERIA
HONEST GUYS OF AFRICA
RESTORING THE DIGNITY OF MOTHERHOOD
Socialist Party of Nigeria
Advisers to H.E Henry Seriake Dickson.bayelsa State
IKEBIRI YOUTHS OF BAYELSA STATE
Africa Common Destiny
"THE SOUTHERNERS PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION FOR
Ea Money Entertainment
Nigeria Music Club (NMC)
NAIJA MUSIC MOVEMENT [N.M.M]
HIGHLIFE TIME-CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MASTERS
Bayelsa Youth Power Summit Project
LETS PRAY FOR BAYELSA STATE
SINGLES AND MARRIED NETWORK
DIEZANI SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT (DSM)
Nationwide e- Election Monitor
DR. GOODLUCK JONATHAN FOR NIGERIAN PRESIDENT 2011
BARRISTER S SMOOTH FAN CLUB
THE RETURN OF NIGERIA CREDIBLE LEADERS FORUM
LOVERS OF SAINT MIENPAMO
Advocating for Sea Ports in Brass & Bonny island
COALITION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS FOR
delta youth congress
Face of Montage Africa
Food For Thought
I AM IZON,n PROUDLY so!!!
LETS LIBERATE NIGERIA
London For Goodluck
Posterity League Internationa
PRAYER REQUEST AND COUNSELLING
PREGNANCY AND YOU MAGAZINE
unemployed youths of nigeria
Ogbia Development Joint Force(ODJF}
UNITY PEACE & LOVE
IZONWORLD GROUP ON FACEBOOK