Networks, Partnerships, Memberships & Collaborations:
The organisation has relationship through embership of network, partnership, and collaboration with the following:
African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX)
AFEX is a continental network of some of the most prominent freedom of expression and media rights organisations in Africa that are also members of the global free expression network, IFEX. The network is currently made up of 15 member organisations spread across West, East, Central, and Southern Africa. AFEX seeks to promote freedom of expression and human rights on the continent through advocacy and campaigns, capacity building to ensure effectiveness of members and other free expression groups in the region.
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
IFEX is a global network of over 100 organizations whose strength lies in the local knowledge and grassroots efforts of members and the connections that are built through collaborating for the common goal of defending and promoting free expression, bringing together a range of international and local free expression groups, enhancing international understanding of the issues and creating opportunities for advocacy work to improve freedom of expression for all
Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection & Press Freedom in Nigeria
This coalition comprise 18 media and civil society organizations, who share common aim and interest in advocating for press freedom and media development in Nigeria. It was established in 2018 with IPC being one of the founding members. Some of its other members include: Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Paradigm Initiative (PIN), The Cable, Daily Trust Newspaper, International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and HEDA Resources Centre, among others.
The coalition currently runs an independent online whistleblowing platform (leaks.ng) for revealing information in the public interest in Nigeria.
The International Press Centre (IPC) together with other members of the coalition regularly issue joint press statements on issues affecting press freedom and media development.
Freedom of Information Coalition
The Freedom of Information Coalition (FOIC) is a network of over 150 civil society organizations in Nigeria comprising of civil rights, grassroots, and community-based, non-Governmental Organizations. It was set up to bring collective pressure to bear on the National Assembly to pass the Freedom of Information bill and generate public awareness about the principles of access to public information and the need for a legislation giving members of the public a right to government-held information.
National Community Radio Coalition
IPC is part of this coalition, which is a community of citizens and organizations committed to deepening development, to advancing pluralism of media and communication, to advocating emergence of a sustainable community radio sector in Nigeria.
Launched in 2003, as an initiative on Building Community Radio in Nigeria, in 2005, the initiative gave birth to the Community Radio Coalition (CRC), the umbrella body for community radio development activities in Nigeria. The coalition presently has about 500 organizations and individuals located in different parts of the country and the diaspora.
Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is a regional independent non-governmental organization. It is one of the biggest and most influential media development and freedom of expression advocacy organization in West Africa with national partner organizations in all 16 countries of the region. The Media Foundation for West Africa, based in Accra, Ghana is also the Secretariat of AFEX.
In 2016, The International Press Centre (IPC) became MFWA’s national partner organization in Nigeria. In Nigeria, the MFWA currently works with its national partner organization, the International Press Centre (IPC) and other actors such as the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Paradigm Initiative (PIN) in the promotion of media and freedom of expression rights (online and offline) and media development.
Collaborations and partnerships with MFWA also include: Annual Meetings, Online Campaigns/Advocacy, Petitions, are also jointly shared and signed frequently as part of membership advocacy towards the promotion and defending of freedom of expression Monitoring and documenting of violations of Journalists right to freedom of expression.
Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals
IPC is one of the prominent civil society organisations who have a membership status with the Association of Communication Scholars & Professional of Nigeria (ACSPN). The affiliation with ACSPN is based on the need to identify with the holistic development of media and communications in Nigeria. ACSPN aim is to advance the scholarly study and practice of communication by promoting and facilitating the pursuit of excellence in academic research and professional practice in Nigeria.
Other partners, associations, networks and media development groups that IPC shares common agenda/interest, as well as working relationship with include: