A consortium of four media development and media freedom organisations have opposed the proposed amendment of the Nigerian Press Council Act by the National Assembly saying the measures contained in the amendment Bill seek to make the government the arbiter of truth while subjecting the entire media sector in Nigeria to the control of the Minister of Information and Culture in violation of internationally accepted norms and standards. Read More
The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched its Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) initiative on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
The launch was held on zoom owing to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is set to launch a report on the state of Press Freedom in Nigeria on 12th November 2020. The report titled “State of Press Freedom – Trends and Reflections” is a critical analysis of press freedom and surrounding issues and contains contributions from fourteen (14) professionals across the media value chain. Read More
The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has condemned the recent detention of Oga Tom Uhia, publisher of Independent Steering Magazine; Tosin Ajuwon and Victor Ogungbenro, journalists with Sahara Reporters and death of Pelumi Onifade of GboahTV, and has taken legal steps to challenge the legality of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) code. Read More
The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) condemns the sack of Mr Joseph Ameh, Head of Physical Planning Division of Federal College of Education, Asaba by the institution based on his decision to report mismanagement within the College of Education. Read More
In the view of on-going efforts to tackle corruption at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Premium Times Centre for Investigation (PTCIJ) will be launching a 70-page-long research paper to expose the pattern of corruption and financial recklessness of the agency. Read More
Journalists have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic to receive first-hand information for the consumption of the general public as they have done throughout the course of their work. However, the psychological impact of this on journalists has remained largely unreported. Read More
Civic groups will on Wednesday hold a town hall meeting to discuss how voting will be done in governorship elections to be held in two states.
The electoral commission, INEC, had announced that governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will proceed despite the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 200 lives in Nigeria. Read More
… Media/Civil Society Groups Demand Action Read More
The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom condemns the blatant intimidation, harassment and continuous attack on journalists and media houses by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Read More