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 […]

MRA

Twitter Ban: MRA, IPC Threaten to Lodge Complaints Before AU, UN Bodies

Two non-governmental organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) today condemned the Federal Government’s indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria and threatened to lodge a formal complaint before the appropriate agencies of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) if the Government does not immediately rescind the ban, arguing […]

IPC

Group Seeks Adoption of Citizens’ Priorities In Electoral Amendment Bill

The National Assembly has been urged to adopt a set of citizens’ priorities for the 2021 Electoral Amendment Bill. Executive Director of the International Press Centre (IPC), Mr. Lanre Arogundade made the call at a joint press conference in Lagos on Tuesday. The IPC in a coalition involving other Civil Society Organisations with support of […]

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 […]

MRA

MRA, IPC Condemn NBC Fines Against 3 TV Stations Over Coverage of #ENDSARS Protests

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) today condemned the sanctioning of three television stations by theNational Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over the coverage of the #ENDSARS protests, describing the Commission’s action as an outrageous violation of the Constitution and basic principles of fair hearing which cannot be allowed to stand. By a […]

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 […]