IPC berates DSS over non-diligence in Abiri’s case
The International Press Council (IPC) has berated the manner in which the Department of State Services (DSS) is handling the case of a journalist, Jones Abiri, who has been detained for over two years. Femi Falana Chambers had filed a N200 million suit against the DSS, while media stakeholders and human rights groups had lampooned…
IPC demands justice for attacked NUJ members
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, has condemned the attack on the secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun State council and some other journalists on Monday. According to reports, “suspected hoodlums attacked some journalists at a press conference addressed by some members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the ruling All…
Experts seek effective media code for 2019 general elections
Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, noted, “The reason for this is not farfetched. It is simply because during election time, a journalist performs all the core functions of the media almost simultaneously including servicing the political system....
IPC launches new initiative to mark World Press Freedom Day
In order to mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2018, International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, will launch ‘The Nigerian Journalists Internet Rights Initiative (NJIRI)’ tomorrow, May 2. Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, in a statement said NJIRI aims to advance the right to freedom of expression for online journalists in Nigeria and ensure that…
IPC wants shooting of Bayelsa female reporter investigated
The International Press Centre (IPC) has called for a thorough investigation by the police into the shooting of female reporter with the Africa Independent Television (AIT), Owei Patience, by gunmen last weekend in Bayelsa State. According to reports, “Owei, who covers the Government House, was attacked by gunmen at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday while…
IPC wants safety of journalists online
The International Press Centre (IPC) has announced the launch of the Nigerian Journalists Internet Rights Initiative (NJIRI).
Stakeholders task government on journalists’ safety
Stakeholders in the media industry yesterday urged government to implement policies that would ensure the safety of journalists across the country.
IPC condemns attacks on media
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Nigeria, has condemned recent attacks on three Nigerian journalists as well as the clampdown on media organisations in The Gambia.