IPC documents attacks on journalists, unveils publications today
The International Press Centre (IPC) is launching two documentaries and a publication on attacks on journalists, in Abuja, today.
The first of the works is titled, ‘Voices From COVID-19 Frontlines,’ while the second is, ‘Voices From #EndSARS Frontlines.’
The event, which is being organised to commemorate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day that held on May 3 and themed, ‘Journalism Under Digital Siege,’ would feature a stakeholders’ roundtable on protection for journalists during national crises and emergencies.
IPC’s Programme Manager, Mrs. Stella Nwofia, in a statement, said the event is conceived to mobilise stakeholders for sustainable framework and mechanism for halting media repression, impunity and guaranteeing safety of journalists in Nigeria.
According to her, Director of MacArthur Foundation, Dr. Kole Shettima, would deliver the keynote address, while Inspector General of the Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, is the speaker.
President of Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Kabir Yusuf, is to present the publication.
Director, Public Policy Initiative of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Amara Nwankpa, would deliver special remarks alongside a representative of the International Freedom of Exchange (IFEX), which along with MacArthur Foundation, Luminate, Ford Foundation and OSIWA that are supporting the programme.
Other speakers include Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) President, Chris Isiguzo, Mrs. Stephanie Adams Douglas of the Coalition of WhistleBlowers, Vice-President, Nigerian Guild of Editors, Aliyu Aliyu, Director, International Press Institute, Raheem Adedoyin, Department of State Services (DSS) spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, legal practitioner, Abdul Mahmud, President, Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), Kabir Garba Tsanni, and Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) President, Mrs. Ladi Bala.