New Threats to Press Freedom

New Threats to Press Freedom

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

International Forest Day: Group moves to establish Green club in schools in fighting Climate Change

International Forest Day: Group moves to establish Green club in schools in fighting Climate Change

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

FEATURE ON IWD2020 – EQUAL AND INCLUSIVE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA

FEATURE ON IWD2020 – EQUAL AND INCLUSIVE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA

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.

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AFRICMIL, PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG launch Sixty Years, Sixty Voices book project

AFRICMIL, PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG launch Sixty Years, Sixty Voices book project

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

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

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

How Drug Abuse Is Wrecking Female Lives In North

How Drug Abuse Is Wrecking Female Lives In North

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”.

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