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Resource August 30, 2012

#AskAmeto: Submit Your Questions for Nigerian Journalist Ameto Akpe


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Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe answers questions from 7th grade students at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in April 2012. Image by Jennifer McDonald. Washington, DC, 2012.

The Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway program is exploring the theme of accountability during the 2012-2013 school year. Pulitzer Center journalists will use their international projects as a platform to discuss accountability with middle and high school students in the United States and Europe through in-person visits, online engagements and educational resources.

Our first look into this theme focuses on government accountability with Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe, who reports on government mismanagement of water and sanitation projects in her home country.

Ameto will be answering your questions on government accountability in her water and sanitation reporting via video. This is a unique opportunity to engage with one of the top reporters in Nigeria and learn about the issue of water and sanitation access in West Africa.

Submit your questions by commenting below, on her Pulitzer Center project stories or by tweeting it with the hashtag #AskAmeto by Thursday September 6th at noon GMT-5!

We'll post her video with her answers to our YouTube channel and here on this page.

More about Ameto Akpe: Ameto is the foreign affairs and energy corespondent for BusinessDay newspaper in Nigeria. Her investigation into government management of Nigeria's water was featured on PBS NewsHour, and was produced as a part of collaborative investigation into water access in West Africa in partnership with journalists from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia and the United States.

In Spring 2012, Ameto visited classrooms in the United States to share her findings with middle and high school students.


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