IPC To Hold 7th Media Tweet-a-thon

The new media code of election coverage
The new media code of election coverage
The new media code of election coverage

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria will hold a media tweet-a-thon with the theme: “Making use of Media Code of Election Coverage for Credible Reporting” on Tuesday, January 13, 2014.

According to Mr. Lanre Arogundade, Director of IPC, the tweet-a-thon with hashtag #Media4Elections is a monthly activity supported by UNDP DGD III aimed at promoting active media engagement and active citizens’ participation in the electoral process ahead of 2015 elections.

Mr. Femi Adesina, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Sun Newspapers and President, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and Mrs. Funmi Komolafe, Assistant Editor, Vanguard newspapers will lead the discussions.

Arogundade noted that the program will review the new media code of election coverage launched recently by media stakeholders and discuss how it can be used to advance credible reporting of the forthcoming elections. He further stated that the program will be interactive as there would be a question and answer session by the participants physically present as well as following on twitter and other social media channels.

He enjoined members of the public to participate in the programme.