The stakeholders made the submission on Wednesday in Abuja at a public hearing on a Bill to amend the NBC’s establishing Act
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Lanre Arogundade, Executive Director, IPC, Lagos, gave the advice in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at a two-day training for Journalists in the South South on Investigative Health Care reporting.
The groups made the appeal in a memorandum jointly submitted to the National Assembly during the South-West Zonal Public Hearing on the 1999 Constitutional Review in Lagos on Thursday.
The IPC Executive Director, Lanre Arogundade, said in a statement on Thursday that the latest kidnap of Chidebere Onyia, a Port Harcourt-based journalist, was one too many.
The IPC Executive Director, Lanre Arogundade, sounded this note of caution in the light of the emerging accusations and counter accusations by political actors and other players in the electoral process about possible violence.
Media practitioners and civil society groups on Saturday called for a robust and free press as well as protection for journalists as enshrined in the constitution.
The documentation was done by IPC’s Media Monitoring Team, while the promises were derived from quoted statements of the President in The Nation, The Punch, Daily Sun, Daily Trust, Vanguard, This Day, Leadership and Nigerian Tribune newspapers over a four-month period from November 2018 to February 2019
The International Press Centre says it has trained no fewer than 140 journalists in the Federal Capital Territory, Kano and Lagos axis ahead of the 2019 general elections.
In the statement, IPC said it is particularly dismayed that the Police authorities want Ogundipe to disclose the source of information over a story published by the newspaper
Presenting NPO’s position at a public hearing in Abuja, its President, Nduka Obaigbena, said the bill was seeking to position the Press Council to usurp the powers of the courts by assuming extra-judicial powers
Dotun Oladipo, President of GOCOP, made this declaration on Friday at the public launch and presentation of the Code during the ongoing International Press Institute Congress holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The Chairman of the Council, Deji Elumoye, said it was regrettable that the council lost three colleagues
The director reminded them that their social responsibility would always play out rather than parochial interests of the media proprietors when professionalism and ethics of practice of journalism in all in its ramification was respected