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IPC wants safety of journalists online


Lanre Arogundade

The International Press Centre (IPC) has announced the launch of the Nigerian Journalists Internet Rights Initiative (NJIRI).

The launch, which coincided with September 28, 2017 anniversary of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), is designed to defend Internet and digital rights as well as the safety of journalists online.

Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, said the one-year campaign aims to advance the right of freedom of expression for online journalists in Nigeria based on the premise that Internet spaces and online platforms should be safe and free of institutional limitations for journalists and other media practitioners to use as mediums of information and engagement.

He said it was imperative to demand for the safety of journalists online on the occasion of the #AccessToInfoDay given the worrisome trend of indiscriminate attacks on journalists, bloggers and others.

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