Akwa Ibom Broadcaster Finbarr Nominated For US Leadership Programme

Akwa Ibom Broadcaster Finbarr Nominated For US Leadership Programme

September 12, (THEWILL) – Mr. Aniekeme Finbarr, a renowned broadcaster and Special Assistant, New Media to the former governor of Akw Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has been nominated by the US Department of State as Nigeria’s representative in the 2023 Cohort of the US Government’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) starting in Washington DC on Monday.


Finbarr, Nigeria’s representative and the only West African in this year’s edition, has enjoyed a flourishing career spanning more than 13 years as an independent broadcaster on several radio and TV stations, including the Network Service of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and also served as sports editor on Abuja’s Love Fm. He was appointed Special Assistant, Media to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State in 2015 and re-appointed Special Assistant, New Media in 2019.

The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists is a flagship initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and has brought more than 1,200 foreign journalists to the US.

The International Visitor Leadership Program, which is over 80 years old, is the US Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term programs to build mutual understanding of foreign policy issues.

The program title, which has drawn 23 international participants from 22 countries, is titled: ‘Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists – New and Traditional Broadcast Media’. The program will span for weeks and will involve in-person professional sessions and engagements with American political, educational and cultural stakeholders.

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