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As a human rights defender, being safe and aware is an integral part of campaigns, advocacy and...

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Women lives and Livelihoods are severely affected during environmental disasters such as crude...

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The Human Rights Theatre Outreach: a utensil for change and community...

Media Awareness and Justice Initiative - At the Paris Peace Forum (November 2018)

In November 2018, The Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (MAJI) participate at the Paris Peace Forum where it delivereed its pitch on "Adaptive Climate change Methodologies for Rural Communities in the Niger Delta, Nigeria". 

The Paris Peace Forum is 

Election Awake and Participate Project

From our studies of past elections held in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011, 2015, Rivers State, being the financial hub of the Niger Delta region have usually been characterized by violence before, during and after these elections. This violence usually involves supporters of major political parties or political godfathers, who set upon their rivals to inflict violence which sometimes lead to loss of lives and properties.

Using Participatory Methods and ICT to clean up the Niger Delta

In October 2017, The Media Awareness and Justice Initiaitve, Partnered with Sustainability International to commence the pilot phase of testing its innovative method to clean up the Polluted creeks in some select communities of the Niger Delta. Results from this pilot clean up will provide the needed platform to expand the proposed initaitve in a participatory and holistic way.

Oil in our Creeks

Women lives and Livelihoods are severely affected during environmental disasters such as crude oil spills and environmental pollution. In May 2017, The Media Awareness and Justice Project Partnered with Aljazeera News, Sustainability International and Ventures Africa to develop a virtual reality film in the Niger Delta on key impacts of the August 2008 crude oil spills  and artisanal refining on the biodiversity, lives and livelihood of people living in Bodo community, Gokona Local Government Area, Rivers State.

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Independent Media advocacy Project (ICMAP)

Participatory Media is key tool from which communities can start the development of independently owned media content aimed at promoting an increase in community voices and non violent advocacy across multiple societal layers. The Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (Media for justice Project) carried out the training for citizen journalists pulled from urban and rural communities across Rivers and Bayelsa states. The citizen journalists where trained on audiovisual content gathering, documentation, post production editing and dissemination.