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Pan-Atlantic University Editors Lab

24 November 2014 - 25 November 2014

The Global Editors Network, OSIWA - Open Society Initiative for West Africa - and Pan-Atlantic University of Lagos gathered the best media innovators in Nigeria to develop news prototypes to better prevent and cover Ebola. The event is set up with the support of Google and in partnership with ICFJ, International Center for Journalists. 

This was the second of three Editors Lab focused on Ebola. The first one was in Accra (November 19-20), and the third one took place in Dakar (January 14-15). 

Essential information

Participating Media

vanguardsquarelogo tvcnigeria tellogo nandetoure2 channelsdetoure Org14 YESinternational von digitalsenseafrica nigeriannewsdirect universityoflagos

And the Winner is...

VANGUARD, with EbolaGo.

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The project is an information apps which gives the users all relevant information need on Ebola. Such information as news, write ups, photos, videos, data etc. The project is web , mobile and SMS based.
There is also a short code for Phone users where there is no internet, such phone users will send SMS *5215# which means EBOLA to the short code there they will get a list of information as to what we think is need
It also connects the users to doctors and doctors to users as well as hospitals.

Their apps 'draws information from all relevant site that have things to do with Ebola and other health issues

Ebola Go
Second prize to Voice of Nigeria, with HackAgainstEbola
Third prize to Unilag with EbolaShield

Audience choice to Ebola Yarn (TVC).

Thank you to all the participants, the speakers, the Jury, our host SMC (Pan-Atlantic University), OSIWA, our partner ICFJ and our sponsor Google.



The Speakers


Lawal Bakare

Ebola Alert

M Longjan

Mikang Longjan


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Oluseun Onigbinde

Knight International Innovation Fellow, ICFJ


Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade



The Jury

Babatunde Akpeji

Babatunde Akpeji

Knight International Journalism Fellow, ICFJ


Évangéline de Bourgoing

M Longjan

Mikang Longjan