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

Campus Journalists successfully monitor Anambra Gubernatorial Elections

Campus Journalists successfully monitor Anambra Gubernatorial Elections

Independent and credible election observers play a significant role in advancing democracy in any given country. By shaping the perceptions of people about the quality and legitimacy of electoral processes, more eligible citizens feel empowered to participate in future voting exercises. The support for electoral institutions is also strengthened in cases where the results of the independent election observer and national electoral commission tally. Read More

House of Reps Passes Digital Rights Bill

House of Reps Passes Digital Rights Bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on December 19, 2017 passed the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill (HB. 490). The piece of legislation is proposed for “an act to provide for the Protection of Human Rights Online, To Protect Internet Users in Nigeria From Infringement of their Fundamental Freedoms and to Guarantee Application of Human Rights for users of Digital platform and/or Digital Media and for Related Matters.”

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Call for Applications: Agriculture Workshop

Call for Applications: Agriculture Workshop

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is initiating Nigeria’s first Agricultural Journalism Training programme for media practitioners.  The 3-day Masterclass will equip journalists and agricultural communication specialists with the right tools and knowledge they need to put the issues of the sector in perspective as the nation looks to alternative sources of income beyond oil and gas. Read More

Call for Applications: Fact Checking and Data Journalism Workshop

Call for Applications: Fact Checking and Data Journalism Workshop

As fake news proliferates within the media industry it has become critical that journalists arm themselves with the core skills of information verification. In addition, new media practices have seen the rise of data driven journalism to guide reporting and research. The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism is calling for application for its workshop. The two day session will involve discussions and training on verification techniques and dealing with data.

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