A PRESENTATION BY GLORIA MABEIAM BALLASON ESQ AT THE 8TH DIGITAL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION FORUM (DRIF) ORGANIZED BY THE PREMIUM TIMES CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM (PTCIJ) NIGERIA ON 21 APRIL,2021 AT REIZ CONTINENTAL HOTEL, FCT ABUJA.
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 10 of the Human Rights Act and Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria confer on humans the right to freedom of opinion, expression, the press and the right to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This is a qualified right that enables anyone to hold a free opinion and express them verbally, in writing, through television, radio or the internet. Read More
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its Agricultural Journalism Project and Natural Resource Program in partnership with Association of flowers Nurseries And Landscaping Practitioners Abuja (AFNALPA), will be embarking on a two-day outreach scheduled to hold from the 20th to 21st of March 2020 to commemorate the International Day of Forests. Read More
The recurring debate about expanding and strengthening women’s voices in the media took on even more significance at the recent commemoration of the 45th International Women’s Day 2020, on March 8, in Abuja. Professional journalists gathered to ask for a minimum industry charter, including policies that will be enforced to address the problem of inequality and imbalance in the media industry and its storytelling.
The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) and its partners — PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG — on Wednesday 18th March announced a book project to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s political independence. The project involves the production of a book of 60 essays on Nigeria with the title, 60 Years, 60 Voices – Essays on Nigeria at Sixty. Read More
Coronavirus is a disease that causes damage to the respiratory tract when it is attached to the cells in the lining of the lungs causing damage to it. When the virus enters the body, the patient begins to experience mild symptoms of dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, headache, muscle pain and tiredness compared to ordinary flu. Read More
As the Nigerian media industry marks 150 years of practice this year, the PTCIJ team did not only change the course of that history, it consolidated a legacy for securing the future of the industry. Read More
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused the Nigerian military of using surveillance technology to spy on ordinary Nigerians and the press. Read More
Recognising the rigours of journalism and the effects it can have on journalists’ mental health, Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has continued to push the discussion on the need for a holistic approach to the welfare of journalists that addresses both the body and the mind with its Journalists’ Psychotherapy Sessions initiative.
On the 23rd of March 2019, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) gathered a small group of journalists for a mental wellness session at The Olive Prime Psychology Services Centre (TOPS), in Abuja.
As Nigerians across board head to the polls to exercise their civic duty in the 2019 general elections in less than 24 hours, it is important to note that attacks on journalists and observers covering the elections are a crime against democracy.
In Kaduna, Habiba, a young lady on the streets of Barnawa holding a baby and a stick of weed shares her story, “I did not decide to be an addict, my family were a trouble to me, I was treated ill from others, I didn’t feel loved by my parents so and I started to find solace with my friends and neighbours, who introduced me to a cigarette- like stick, I was 16 yrs old I did not like it at first but it gave me a good feeling, I was always smiling and my worries became less. I want to stop, I tried to stop but each time I go a day without codeine cough syrup or weed I become sad and depressed and I feel like the world is going to end – So I continue, stopping will be very hard for me. Sometimes I feel sick but I can’t stop”.
On the 23rd of January 2019, there was a prayer meeting held by People Living with disabilities at the unity fountain of Abuja. About 50 people gathered to pray for assent on a bill that in their belief would lead to good radical changes in their lives. A bill that promises better inclusion and organisation, for a populous demographic (about 10.5%) in Nigeria to be a part of their country and its development, a bill that looks like the right call for a government that wishes to enhance the lives of its citizens. That the proponents of this bill had to resort to such desperate measures shows how much these class of citizens have been so far neglected.