World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day: Buhari hails Nigerian media in fight against COVID-19
President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Nigerian media, applauding “the good work they have done, and are still doing, as the nation confronts the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic.”
Dozens of journalists die from coronavirus since March 1
Dozens of journalists have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus in the past two months, a press freedom organisation said Friday, lamenting that media workers often lack proper protection
World Press Freedom Day: Bayelsa NUJ seeks security for journalists
The Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday called on governments to provide adequate security for journalists deployed for elections. Mr Samuel Numonengi, Chairman, NUJ, Bayelsa Council, made the call while addressing journalists as part of activities to mark the 2019 International Press Freedom Day at the Ernest Ikoli Press Centre,…
World Press Freedom Day and unending war against fake news, journalists’ oppression
The world, today, celebrates the 26th edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), which was proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly...
World Press Freedom Day: Buhari urges journalists to recommit to ethics
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted Nigerian journalists as they join their professional colleagues across the world to mark World Press Freedom Day. President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, urged the journalists to use the day to appraise and recommit themselves to…
Dogara salutes the media on World Press Freedom Day
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara has expressed solidarity with the Nigerian press on the 2018 World Press Freedom Day, describing free press as necessary ingredient of democracy. In a statement issued on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara decried rising violence and killings across…
World Press Freedom Day: What to know
World Press Freedom Day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, is observed on May 3 to further promote press freedom and protection of journalists, and to pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives carrying out their duties. The World Press Freedom Day comes few days after the death of nine journalists…
Obaseki tasks journalists on ethics as the world mark press freedom day
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday charged journalists to uphold the ethics of the journalism profession to deepen good governance and fast-track the nation’s advancement.
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…
U.S. Embassy marks World Press Freedom day
The United States (U.S.) Embassy has planned a series of activities to mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day from May 2 to May 5, 2018.It is organising the events in collaboration with Nigerian institutions and organisations. An American journalist, Linda Hervieux will be visiting Nigeria for the activities.