#FreeKunleAdebajo

#FreeKunleAdebajo

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has released the statement below, appealing to the management of University of Ibadan to consider its decision to rusticate Kunle Adebajo over a critical article published two years ago. Read More

For the Love of Factchecking…

For the Love of Factchecking…

Throughout last week, DUBAWA staff (a project under the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism) spent their days training over 50 journalists from two newsrooms (Daily Trust and News Agency of Nigeria) on the theory and practise of factchecking. Factchecking, they claim, is fundamental to the practice of journalism and is necessary for strengthening the ideals of democracy. And they cannot be closer to the truth! Read More

Fact-Checking: A Media Tool for Democracy

Fact-Checking: A Media Tool for Democracy

Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect. . . Considering that natural disposition in many men to lie, and in multitudes to believe, I have been perplexed what to do with that maxim so frequent in everybody’s mouth, that truth will at last prevail.” Jonathan Swift, Examiner No. XIV Thursday, November 9th, 1710

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Coalition condemns attack on the Press

Coalition condemns attack on the Press

On March 13, 2018, a reporter from Daily Trust attached to the House of Representatives in the National Assembly, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, was abducted by policemen who claimed to have come from Zone One Command Police Headquarters in Kano. He was hauled into a Hilux Van from the Divisional Police Office at the National Assembly by a team of six plain cloth policemen who claimed to be taking him to Kano for interrogation. Read More

DUBAWA and UDEME: The new faces of accountability media in Nigeria

DUBAWA and UDEME: The new faces of accountability media in Nigeria

On Tuesday, at 10:00 AM GMT + 1, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism launched two web platforms: DUBAWA and UDEME. The goal of these two platforms is to enthrone the regime of truth and facts as the ground for public dialogue and policy claims, use modern technology to keep Nigerians informed about and check government decisions; provide an inclusive and critical platform for public dialogue and debate; and ultimately, enable Nigerian citizens to demand transparency and accountability from public officials and institutions. Read More