Media hosts Betty Irabor at 60: A global media colloquium with leading industry voices took place on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. The event was held to highlight our proclivity for storytelling and the importance of maintaining high journalism standards, ethics and integrity in media reporting.
The day was moderated by Communications specialist and founder of Women in Journalism conference, Yomi Owope and Award winning Journalist, Tolu Adeleru Balogun.
The welcome address was given by Ms Sonia Irabor, the daughter of Mr Soni and Mrs Betty Irabor, the citation by Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Founder of The Woman Magazine and the Keynote speech by Dr Doyinsola Abiola PhD.
The panel discussion tagged Truth and Integrity spoke about journalism in the age of social media, fake news and citizen reporting. The discussions were headed by Dr. Reuben Abati, Kadaria Ahmed, Chude Jideonwo, Funke Egbemode. Contributions were received by Stephanie Busari, Bayo Onanuga, Motunrayo Alaka, Kunle Ayeni with an executive summary by Funke Treasure Durodola.
Notable guests included: Tara Fela Durotoye, Lady Maiden Ibru, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, Olive Emodi, Salma Phillips, Biola Alabi, Onah Nwachukwu, Ifeyinwa Omowole, amongst others.