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 holds tweet confab today on crimes against journalists
The International Press Centre (IPC), in partnership with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, will hold a tweet conference and media roundtable...
Stakeholders step up campaign for better 2019 election reporting
The coincidence is instructive. The public presentation of the newly revised “Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage” last Friday in Abuja as part of the highlights...
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, scholars condemn continuous attacks on journalists in Kogi
The International Press Centre (IPC) yesterday condemned the continuous attacks on journalists by security men of the Kogi State Government House.Director of IPC, Lanre Arogundade described the assault as an infringement on freedom of expression and the fundamental rights of the journalists,
IPC condemns army invasion of Abia State NUJ secretariat, demands probe
Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, in a statement described the unprovoked attack as shameful and a clampdown on democracy, as the list of attacked journalists recently seems to grow daily with the worrisome trend becoming more condemnable.
Knocks over presidential directive on monitoring of Nigerians on social media
The presidential directive for the monitoring of Nigerians on social media by the military authorities has received widespread condemnation from several groups and individuals in the country.