Muffled Voices: Journalists Tasked On Amplifying IDPs’ Voices

Nigerian journalists have been urged to dedicate more time to reporting issues affecting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. The call came during the presentation of Muffled Voices; a publication containing the report from two months media monitoring of six newspapers and two online platforms in Nigeria. With support from the World Association for […]

Media Urged To Combat Hate Speech Against Women

Dayo Emmanuel The media has been urged to play active role in combating gender related hate speech though objective and conflict sensitive reporting. The call was made at a media roundtable organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos recently. Themed ‘The role of the media in combating gender related hate speech online through objective […]

MRA, IPC Call For Immediate Release Of Detained Premium Times Reporter

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times newspaper reporter who was arrested yesterday and is being detained by the Nigerian Police at the Force headquarters in Abuja for refusing to disclose the source of his information for a news report. In a statement […]

New Media Bill Draconian, Unconstitutional, Anti-People, Anti-Free Speech — Publishers, Editors, NUJ, BON

Newspaper publishers in the country, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON; Editors and Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, have described the New Media Bill currently before the National Assembly as draconian, unconstitutional, anti-people, anti-business and anti-free speech. Consequently, Nigerian Press Organisation, NPO, and other media stakeholders have asked the National Assembly to drop the bill. They […]

Media Vital To Development, Says Gov Ahmed

Folake Sokoya  Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has disclosed that the mass media plays a critical role in the development of the Country. The Governor made this disclosure while receiving the delegation, International Press Institute (IPI), World Congress Committee, led by the Former Director-General of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Dr Tonnie Iredia, at the […]


Scholarships available for media studies in Germany

Young professionals from developing countries can apply for a scholarship to study in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, in German) supports postgraduate studies and training in a variety of subjects, including media studies. Institutions that offer media studies include Leipzig University, Bauhaus University Weimar and Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Candidates must have […]

NGOs Call on FG to Ensure Enabling Environment for Media Practice

A coalition of media advocacy organizations in Nigeria under the aegis of the Partnership for Media and Democracy in Nigeria (PAMED) have called on the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for media practice in the country. PAMED, made up of the Institute for Media and Society (IMS), the International Press Centre (IPC), and […]