National Assembly

Amendment to Press Council Act, Threat TO Media Freedom-Media NGOs

A consortium of four media development and media freedom organizations 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 […]

International Press Centre

IPC Publishes Survey Report On Health Coverage

…to train 45 journalists on Investigative Healthcare reporting  The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has released the report of the one-month survey of coverage of health issues by four Nigerian newspapers. In a release signed by the media NGO’s Programme Manager, Sanmi Falobi, the monitored media organisations include: the Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard  and Premium […]

International Press Centre

#EndSARS Protest: IPC Condemns Attack On Media Outlets, Journalists

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria is extremely concerned about latest happenings in the country with respect to the #ENDSARS and #ENDSWAT protests especially the targeting of media institutions and harassment of journalists. In a release made available to National Wire and signed by Melody Lawal, Program Officer/Safety Desk Officer, IPC, the organisation particularly condemns […]

International Press Centre

#ENDSARS Protest: IPC Condemns Police Attack On Arise TV Journalist

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the unwarranted assault and attack by officers of the Nigeria Police on Francis Ogbonna, a Cameraman with Arise Television, yesterday, Sunday, October 11, 2020, in Abuja. In a release made available to National Wire and signed by  Melody Lawal Program Officer/Safety Desk Officer, IPC, the organisation said, […]

International Press Centre

Journalists, Other Media Practitioners Should Be Safety Conscious As Edo Decides-Arogundade

The Executive Director of the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Lanre Arogundade has advised journalists and other media professionals to proactively balance eagerness for news with safety consciousness as they cover the governorship election in Edo State on Saturday. Arogundade who advised journalists not to forget about ensuring their personal safety during the […]

International Press Centre

IPC Calls For Immediate Investigation On Recent Attacks On Journalists In Calabar

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos is calling on security operatives in Calabar to immediately investigate and apprehend alleged perpetrators of recent attacks on journalists working with Akwa Ibom state Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC). Details from Leadership Online Portal has it that, “a news editor with the Akwa Ibom state Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC), Harrison Essien was […]

International Press Centre

IPC Condemns Attacks On Journalists During Elections

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos has expressed strong concern over reported incidents of attacks on journalists and other media professionals during the Presidential and Senatorial elections held of Saturday February 23, 2019. Information gathered by IPC’s media and election situation room revealed that not less than five journalists and media professionals faced one form […]

Akinnola

Be Professional, Security Conscious While Monitoring Elections – Arogundade Tasks Journalists

Director of the International Press Centre (IPC), Mr. Lanre Arogundade has enjoined journalists to be security conscious and embrace professionalism as they cover the 2019 general elections. Arogundade gave the advice at a media round-table and presentation of report of monitoring of print and online newspapers’ reporting of the 2019 electoral process. “My appeal is […]

International Press Centre

IPC Condemns Arrest, Demands Release of Photojournalist

The International Press Center, Lagos has demanded the immediate release of Yinka Badmus, a photojournalist with Talk Village International in Lagos. In a report by Vanguard Newspaper dated 11th January, 2019, Badmus, 24 was arrested on New Year eve by policemen attached to the Lagos State Anti-Cultism unit for wearing dreadlocks, which the officers allegedly […]

International Press Centre

IPC Condemns Attack On Leadership Correspondent

The International Press Centre (IPC) has condemned the attack on the Port Harcourt correspondent of Leadership Newspaper, Anayo Onukwugha. Onukwugha was reportedly assaulted by a soldier on Thursday, November 1, 2018. According to Report by Vanguard Newspapers, “Anayo was assaulted at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, by a soldier believed to have […]