Kayode Adebiyi has educational background in Linguistics and English, but much of his 13-year post-graduate education work experience has been in media and communications research. He was a correspondent on the editorial board of Leadership Newspapers, an influential print media house in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. He is also vastly experienced in data collection and coordinating communication for behavioural change and grassroots intervention. Kayode has been on various research and development projects in diverse capacities, including as National Expert on Strategic Communications in the European Union Support to Help Strengthen Nigeria’s National Capacity to Respond to Evolving Security Challenges (EUTANS), assisted Countering Violent Extremism Programme for Nigeria and as Project Communication Coordinator for the NSRP/British Council- funded Positive Voices Campaign Project. In 2017, he returned to the newsroom at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), where he presently works as a Senior Correspondent.
On 2 November, the day before Vienna was due to go back into lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, the city was struck by a jihadist-motivated attack in which four persons were killed and twenty-three wounded. Prior to this, Austria had only seen a few jihadist attacks as the government had been able to […]
The QAnon conspiracy emerged on 28 October 2017, when a user named “Q” posted what were purported to be highly classified government secrets on 4chan’s /pol/ (politically incorrect) discussion board, contributing to a thread discussing the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States (US) elections. Notably, Q’s claim of having special access to […]
This report looks at journalism and social media reporting in Nigeria. The author raises key implications in journalistic reporting by looking at the 2014 #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign. This study importantly takes both a local and a global perspective on Nigeria’s media reporting. This report is part of a wider project, led by the International […]