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Nigerian Journalists Detained, Harassed, Assaulted While Covering State Elections

Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the 9th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering the elections told CPJ they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals, denied access to […]

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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 […]

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Journalismfund.eu Offers Reporting Grant For Journalists

A reporting grant for African, Asian and European journalists has been announced. The offer posted on 21st January is to give grants to journalists working on  the field of Investigative Journalism. Journalismfund.eu will support stories on cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe, as part of the Money Trail […]

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CPJ Reacts As Three Journalists Injured By Gunfire At Political Rally

Nigerian authorities should rigorously investigate violence at a political rally in Lagos on January 8, during which at least three journalists were injured by gunfire, and ensure the safety of reporters covering political events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Emmanuel Oladesu, an editor of The Nation Newspaper, Temitope Ogunbanke, a correspondent with the New Telegraph, […]

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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 […]

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IPC Demands Release Of Kidnapped Journalists

The International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos-Nigeria has appealed for the release of two journalists abducted since Saturday night. In a release made available by IPC’s Safety Desk Officer, Melody Akinjiyan, Mr. Jerry Jojo- Gana and Mr. Uboh were abducted at about 10p.m on Saturday October 20, 2018, while returning from work in Nasarawa State. According […]

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IPC Condemns Attack On NUJ Secretary, Journalists

 The International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has condemned the attack on the Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun State Council and some other journalists on Monday 16th of July, 2018. In a release signed by Melody Akinjiyan Program Officer/Safety Desk Officer, details from Nigerian Tribune has it that, “Suspected hoodlums attacked some journalists […]

‘Journalists Should Learn To Uncover Shenanigans In Banking Sector’

Dayo Emmanuel Managing Director of Hallmack newspaper, Mr. Teslim Shitta-Bey, has enjoined business journalists in Nigeria to equip themselves with adequate financial tools to help investors and other stakeholders with information regarding their investments. Shitta-Bey gave the call while addressing the alumni of Bloomberg Media Initiative for Africa (BMIA) Cohort 4 at the Media Career […]

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Journalist Funmi Falobi Celebrates Birthday, Gives Back To Student Journalists

A journalist and trainer, Mrs. Funmi Falobi has marked her 40th birthday with a lecture for student journalists in Lagos. The event which held at the International Press Centre, Ogba, Lagos attracted students and lecturers from the Yaba College of Technology and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. Falobi, a former correspondent with Daily […]

Attacks On Journalists: Nigerian Police, Officials Go Unpunished—U.S.

There is no evidence of accountability for Nigerian police and other officials who have abused journalists as media men work at “great personal risk to report on issues that impact the lives of individuals in the societies.” The U.S. Department of States Spokesperson, Heather Nauert, who made this assertion on Thursday, added that journalists are […]