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NPC/AMNETT NEW MEDIA CONFAB SCHEDULED TO HOLD TOMORROW

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A two day workshop on optimizing new media opportunities and managing electronic vandalism is set to take place.

The workshop which the African Media Network and the Nigerian Press Council collaborated is scheduled to hold Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26, 2017 in Lagos.

A  release  by the President/CEO AMNETT,  Aniekan Umanah  said  “the workshop will provide  insights into  new media  opportunities advantages  and exploration for the benefit of government, corporate bodies and individuals.”

Mr. Umanah said the social media being the “most popular haunts on the internet” has revolutionized the way people communicate and socialize, on the one hand, even as the conspicuous and uncontrolled effects of the new media have left government policies, programes, organizations and officials including children and women falling prey to electronic vandalism which often create falsehood, image erosion, tension and
distress.

He further stressed that the workshop which is targeted at Information and corporate communication managers shall ventilate the need for key officials saddled with new media management responsibilities to be equipped with requisite knowledge and skills needed to confront the negative effect of new media and position their organisations for improved productivity and acceptability.

The workshop is billed to attract wide range of professionals and resource persons who would speak on the various sub themes which include New Media Resources, Exploration, Exploitation and Development Dr Pius Onobhayedo of the Pan African University, Lagos.; Cyber Hounding, Online Crisis and Reputation Management , Emeka Onyekonwu, an online reputation and crisis management strategist; The Power Contentby Tayo Olosunde who is the Lead Facilitator Google sponsored Digital Skills for Africa.

Among other sub-themes include Online Media Tracking and Intelligence by Babajide Ogunsanwo, a foremost Nigerian Expert Data Analyst and ; Cyber Crime and the Law , Mr. Basil Udotai, a Technology Attorney and Digital Marketing and Online Advertising Strategies to be taken by Okemini Otum, a Digital Business Strategist, Blogger, Google Ad-words professional and social media consultant.






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