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WOMEN ASPIRANTS ENJOINED TO NETWORK WITH THE MEDIA

By NBF News
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Women vying for different political positions in the country have been advised to make effective use of the media, describing it as 'the playing field of politics' in the 21st century.

International trainer for the International Republican Institute (IRI) and founder of Women Politics Media Washington Dc, Mrs Sui Lang Panoke, said this at a training workshop for women political aspirants from different parts of the country in Lagos.

She said the media is very crucial because it is nearly impossible for a candidate to connect with his or her constituents like in some numbering million in a constituency and they can also transport their views and activities through the media adding 'it allows her to reach a wider audience immediately.'

While giving tips on good working relationship with the media Sui Lang said aside the traditional media like radio, television and newspaper etc they should also use the internet based social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, websites, personalized media package etc.

Earlier, President of Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW) Mrs Toni Anne Dashiell advised the women to 'be specific on what they support, be the person- you are a person because that is what makes you equal with everyone in your country then what can you do to make life better for your constituents. What is it that you can make better for them and how are you going to do that?'