‘Why journalists need protection as frontline workers in COVID-19 fight’
Though Nigeria may have moved up five steps in the World Press Freedom ranking, 115 among 180 countries, communication experts believe there are still more to be done.
Akwa Ibom NUJ vows to combat fake news as IPC seeks journalists’ safety
Akwa IBOM State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ, has declared that the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) has reawakened consciousness of media practitioners in the state to always report the truth.
Journalists should ensure factual reporting of coronavirus, says IPC
Lagos State Chapter of the International Press Centre (IPC) has urged journalists to ensure factual and accurate reporting of the COVID-19 pandemic by verifying the sources, even if they emanate from experts.
Plateau confirms 66 suspected COVID-19 cases, NYSC donates sanitisers, others
Plateau State has revealed that it is battling with 66 suspected cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with no positive case at the moment.
IPC canvasses adequate protection for journalists
Executive Director of International Press Centre (IPC), Lanre Arogundade, has canvassed adequate protection for journalists reporting cases of the disease in the country.
Editors must set standards for gatekeeping, say stakeholders
Communication scholars and other stakeholders have insisted that the role of a gatekeeper is of extreme importance in today’s media environment. They also argued that there is urgent need for gatekeeper journalists now than any other time.
Amid citizens’ outrage, will hate speech bill survive?
More Nigerians have continued to condemn the Hate Speech Bill, which has passed the first and second readings and heading for the committee that will subsequently call for public investigation before it is passed, saying it was dangerous to Nigeria’s democracy. The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 proposes that offenses be punishable…
Experts task journalists on building strong democratic culture
The Executive Director, African Languages Technology Institute, Tunde Adegbola, has stressed the need for journalists to look beyond their immediate role and assist in building a lasting democratic culture.