Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism in partnership with its strategic partner, Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF), is conducting a social media campaign “Journalists Welfare Campaign” and a roundtable discussion for Journalists on the 28th August 2018 in Abuja Nigeria.
The campaign is to advocate for and highlight the welfare status of Journalists in Nigeria while seeking new creative responses for better working conditions of service for journalists, including welfare provisions for journalists and their families in the event of proven cases of extreme hardship and neglect by their employers.
The coalition has identified that poor remuneration, an effect of the revenue crisis in the industry, is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. The wider ramification of the problem is that most media organizations also do not pay salaries, as well as benefits like pension, insurance and other statutory requirements like tax remittances.
On a final note, the campaign hopes to create a positive impact to the Nigerian Journalists on issues of restoring the dignity of Journalist in Nigeria, as well as lobby and advocacy for a better welfare.
We welcome the active participation of all journalists and friends of the profession.2