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Sparked by growing concerns about the climate for press freedom in the US, leaders of six international organisations—the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), IFEX, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), ARTICLE 19, Index on Censorship, and the International Press Institute (IPI)—will conduct a fact-finding visit to the country from 15 to 19 January. The mission includes participation […]

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The Coalition for Press Freedom and Whistleblower Protection (CPFWP), a coalition of media and civil society organizations, views with great concern, the arrest, detention and unwarranted trauma meted out to the Elombah brothers by officers of the Nigeria Police Force at the behest of the Inspector General, Mr. Ibrahim Idris. Daniel Elombah, publisher of online […]

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                                                                                                                                      The International Press Center (IPC), Lagos requires the services of media monitors. The monitors are to be engaged under component 4b- Support to Media of the project titled: EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) being implemented by IPC for a 52-month period. The monitors will […]

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The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria is calling for thorough police investigations over the shooting of female Africa Independent Television (AIT) reporter, Miss Owei Patience by gunmen on Friday, 8th December 2017. According to reports from The Nation online, “Owei, who covers the Government House, was attacked by gunmen at about 10:30 pm on Friday while […]

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The 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling Share This Page: iCal Apply Now! The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. In its second year, this prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming journalist […]

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 Lagos, Monday, November 6, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Federal Government to halt its reported efforts to shut down online newspapers, blogs and websites perceived to constitute a “threat to national security”. Describing the move as a brazen violation of the Constitution and Nigeria’s international human rights obligations, MRA threatened to lodge […]

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The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has said there should be urgent justice for all attacked journalists in the country through investigation and diligent prosecution of the alleged perpetrators. IPC made the call today as journalists, other media professionals and freedom of expression groups mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. […]

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The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria condemns the continuous attack on journalists by security men at the Kogi state government house. According to reports from Punch Newspaper, “For the second time in one month, the Kogi state government house security men on Wednesday, 11th October allegedly brutalized Mr. Wale Odunsi, an editor with Daily Post (online […]

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The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria condemns the recent invasion of Abia state NUJ secretariat by Nigerian soldiers of Operation Python Dance on Tuesday 12th of September, 2017. According to media report, “the military personnel reportedly beat up journalists at sight and destroyed their working tools, furniture, documents and other property yet to be quantified.” The […]

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Press Release As the global community marks the “International Day for Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI), today, the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has announced the launch of the “The Nigerian Journalists Internet Rights Initiative (NJIRI)”. Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade said the main objectives of the NJIRI are to defend Internet and digital […]

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