MTN and Pan-Atlantic University Announce Second Edition of


MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Pan-Atlantic University have announced a call for applications for the Media Innovation Program (MIP). This is the second edition of the programme, launched in 2022, to support media practitioners and promote understanding of the rapidly changing media landscape.

The six-month, fully-funded Certificate Scholarship includes a study visit to the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and an innovation center to develop ideas. It is open to media practitioners on print, electronic, online platforms and social media content creators.

Karl Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria, said of the impact of the Media Innovation Program: “The media is a vital contributor to a thriving nation. Improving their skills will benefit society as a whole. Through the Media Innovation Program we want to continue to strengthen media practitioners. This enables them to report at a higher level by combining innovation with solution-oriented media practices to help their readers.”

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Pan-Atlantic University Vice-Chancellor Professor Enase Okonedo said, “At Pan-Atlantic University, we provide training that enables our students to uphold the highest intellectual, ethical and professional values ​​in their professional and day-to-day pursuits. The MTN Media Innovation Program is a melting pot of sessions and discussions that promote creative thinking, forward-thinking technology and fairness, enabling participants to continue practicing journalistic integrity.”

Following application review, 20 professionals will join the 2023 MIP cohort. The multi-faceted program gives them a unique opportunity to explore Nigeria’s technology sector and the nexus between media and technology. It will also equip them with the skills to adapt to our changing realities.

Fellows also have access to professional resources and mentorship from PAU’s erudite faculty. Interested journalists and bloggers can register for the program at

About MTN Nigeria

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MTN Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest providers of communications services, connecting more than 76 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a strategic intent to drive leading digital solutions for Nigeria’s advancement, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group operating in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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