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Joseph Effiong

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The basis of journalism as the fourth estate and a watchdog for corruption and injustice brings an unequivocal responsibility for journalists to be equally skilled and hard-working as they are virtuous and ethical. However, it could be argued that the digital world we live in today, with its instantaneous access to information, click-bait culture and citizen journalism, has seriously impeded the prevalence of quality journalists. Despite this, Joseph Effiong is one of the few journalists considered as highly influential risk-takers in today’s media. His experience in the broadcast industry spans over a decade. As an Investigative journalist, Joseph’s reports have elicited government attention to seemingly forgotten communities, and abandoned or neglected developmental projects. He hosts ‘’Focus” One of Nigeria’s most-watched political programs. Joseph has interviewed some of Nigeria’s most prominent leaders including serving Governors, federal lawmakers, and former leaders.

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