Call For Application: Holistic Security Training For Nigerian Journalists

Now more than ever, journalists and activists in Nigeria are exposed to cyber threats and hostile physical and psychosocial environments as they go about their daily work. It is important that this group of people have the knowledge and tools to safeguard themselves and the people around them.

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), with the support of the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI), is organising a two days workshop to train journalists and media practitioners on digital, physical and psychosocial safety ahead of the 2023 general elections.

This training is part of CJID’s Promoting, Protecting, and Preserving Freedom of Expression and Democratic Values in Nigeria project aimed at enabling journalists to gain the vital skills to protect themselves as they work in potentially threatening situations and digitally volatile environments. It will also be a space for journalists to discuss and learn how to deal with the psychosocial impact of their work.

The training is open to Nigerian journalists and media professionals from print, broadcast and digital media.

To apply, please fill out this form. The deadline to apply is 8th December 2022.

You will be contacted by email if you have been selected for the training.


  • Training and mentorship opportunities for selected participants
  • Access to experts and resources
  • Mini-story grants available at the end of the training
  • Capacity building opportunities

Kindly note the following guidelines:

  • Please fill out the form accurately.
  • Be available to travel to Abuja for the two-day training in January 2023.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Female journalists are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.