International Press Centre
Forum wants Electoral Act to favour women, youths, PWDs
Participants at a virtual media roundtable on gender and electoral reforms yesterday called for amendment to the Electoral Act to make it mandatory for political parties to include women...
IPC condemns arrest of journalists, demands abducted reporter’s release
Piqued by the incessant arrests, harassment and intimidation of journalists, the International Press Centre (IPC) has condemned the act and demanded the immediate release of a reporter p
Social media regulation: Taming rights of citizens to demand accountability!
The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently stated the government’s discomfort with the use of social media in the country, with a consequent proviso that the sector needed to be sanitised.
IPC demands investigation into attacks on journalists in Calabar
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos has called on security operatives in Calabar to immediately investigate and apprehend alleged perpetrators of recent attacks on journalists working with Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC).
Media indifference linked to election vote loss of smaller political parties
The Nigerian media has been accused of being indifferent to smaller political parties, which accounts for their lack of popularity among the electorate long before elections. This was part of the observations in ‘Media Monitoring Report of the Electoral Process,’ an analysis of trends in the reporting of the 2019 electoral process by 12 print/online…
IPC advises journalists on safety during election coverage
Due to the variety of hazards journalists face in the course of their professional duties, incidents such as killings, torture, enforced disappearances, hostage-taking, arbitrary arrests and detention, physical attacks, intimidation, harassment, threats among others are often their lot. Director of International Press Centre (IPC), Mr. Lanre Arogundade, in a report tagged ‘Reporting Elections and Democratic…
IPC urges military to be civil towards journalists, others
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, has called on the military to act with civility over missing Major General Idris Alkali and stop arbitrary arrest of citizens, citing the Plateau State correspondent of The Punch newspaper, Paul Barde, who was harassed and incarcerated for about 28 hours. IPC made the call yesterday following media report…
Media Code of Election Coverage receives high endorsement rate
Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (revised edition 2018), designed as industry self-regulation and the checking of excesses, has received several endorsements from media practitioners and outfits.
Media tasked on sensitive journalism during elections
In order for Nigerian media to serve as catalyst for democratic accountability, credible elections, good governance and one which uphold ethical conduct and coverage of the 2019 elections and the processes leading to it, stakeholders have stressed the need for journalists to be conversant ....