CWPPF calls on Buhari to take stern punitive action against the DSS

CWPPF calls on Buhari to take stern punitive action against the DSS

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF), a national alliance of media and civil society organisations, today condemned the reckless display of brutality and lawlessness by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) who re-arrested human rights and pro-democracy activist, and founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore at the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, December 6, 2019,  less than 24 hours after he was released from 124-day detention. Read More

Fellowship launched to study media standards and freedom

Fellowship launched to study media standards and freedom

As concern has grown about the rise of misinformation, governments and regulators in many countries around the world have started clamping down on freedom of expression – online and in the media – introducing new “anti-fake news laws” and regulations. And in Africa, a survey earlier this year found public support for media freedom is in sharp decline across the continent, with the media seen by many as often promoting false information and violating the public trust. Read More

Statement by CWPPF on the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Statement by CWPPF on the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) notes the alarming trend of media censorship by state authorities in Nigeria. We observe that public officers and influential individuals are increasingly intolerant of critical reporting and fair comments by journalists. They, therefore, resort to the use of instruments of state criminal justice system to suppress freedom of expression and free press. From January 2019 till date, we have recorded 71 attacks on the media, including arrests, intimidation, detention and killings. We, as a coalition, totally condemn this abuse of power by state actors and security agencies. Read More

Call For Interest

Call For Interest

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism calls for submission of interests from Lawyers with experience in Rights issues to provide legal support to Journalists as part of its Legal Aid Project.

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Call for Pitches

Call for Pitches

PTCIJ’s Natural Resource Programme is pleased to invite journalists, media professionals and researchers to pitch stories that are worth investigating in the Nigeria Mining Sector.

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Legal Support For Nigerian Journalists

Legal Support For Nigerian Journalists

The Media Legal Defence Initiative, in partnership with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, has put together a project that will grant legal aid for members of the press who are victims of an attack. This is another prong in the fight for press freedom within Nigeria. Read More