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
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
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
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
The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF), condemns the actions of Governor Ayade of Cross River state and the recurring harassment and arrest of Agba Jalingo. Read More
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.
A recent report on coverage patterns of conflict and humanitarian issues by ten media houses in Nigeria has revealed the need for a more strategic, nuanced focus on the role of the media in conflict.
The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom has called on the Nigerian government to release Omoyele Sowore, the Publisher of Sahara reporters.
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.
The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) is alarmed at a press statement by Mr Tony Nwulu wherein he reiterated earlier threats made against our member and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of OrderPaper Nigeria, Mr Oke Epia. Read More
In April 2018, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech where he described Nigerian youths as “lazy,” sparking a social media revolt from both the young and old citizens of the country.
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