Tag Archives: Journalists

IPC Condemns Fresh Attacks On Journalists

International Press Centre

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria yesterday expressed concern over the renewed wave of attacks on journalists including those covering the primaries by political parties. IPC said its Safety of Journalists Alert Desk has documented the following recent attacks, among others: The shooting by the Police of Toba Adedeji, the Osun State Correspondent of The Nation newspaper while covering a …

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MRA Says Abduction of Journalists Reaching ‘Epidemic Proportions’, Urges Government to Take Decisive Action

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today expressed “serious concern” over the rising spate of abduction of journalists, saying it was reaching “epidemic proportions’.  It called on the Government and security agencies to take immediate action to locate and rescue the latest victim, Ms Chidiebere Onye, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), who was kidnapped on February 9 in Rivers State. “By any …

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Attacks Against Journalists: Media Rights Agenda Launches Project to Combat Impunity

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced the launch of its project to combat impunity for attacks against journalists, a release signed by Idowu Adewale, Communications Officer, MRA has revealed. The media NGO also warned that those who unjustifiably threaten or undermine the safety or security, freedom and well-being of media professionals in Nigeria should expect to be met with robust …

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

International Press Centre

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 the Wednesday October 21, 2020, …

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IPC Condemns Unlawful Arrest Of Journalists’ Covering Protest

International Press Centre

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the unlawful arrest of four journalists, Ifeoluwa Adediran of Premium Times, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters, Awoniyi Oluwatosin of Objective Media and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy Television early today, while covering a peaceful protest on the fuel price increase in Yaba, Lagos State. In a statement made available to National Wire and …

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COVID-19, Financial Accountability: IPC To Train Journalists On FOI Act For Investigative Reporting

International Press Centre

The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria will train 25 journalists on using FOI for investigative reporting of campaign finance and COVID-19 accountability issues on 5th and 6th August in Lagos. The workshop, organised in partnership with Media Rights Agenda (MRA), is part of activities under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) …

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