Exploring Boundaries Between Journalism Ethics, Charity and Advocacy

Veteran reporter Adie Vanessa Offiong was working on a story about the maternal health challenges Nigerian women faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her sources was a mother, pregnant with twins, on the verge of financial ruin.

She and her husband recently lost their jobs. They had a three-year-old son and were being threatened with eviction. After the interview, Offiong contemplated sending money to help the family, but was well aware of the ethical issues.

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