10 May 2022
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US. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ….Summit for Democracy: Year of Action

FACT SHEET On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden hosted the first of two Summits for Democracy, a global gathering of 100 government leaders, hundreds of members of civil society, and the business community, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing democracies in the 21st century. At the Summit, the U.S. Government announced that the time...

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07 Apr 2022
Lanre Arogundade
Overview of the FOI Act and Understanding Usage as Editors’ Tool for Promoting Accountability & Transparency By Lanre Arogundade

Approach & methodology: Look at some general basics and history of the FOI Act Explain the FOI Act in the context of the two sides of the FOI coin – Supply & Demand as well as some overlapping areas; Look at supply side in relation to global FOI principles Look at supply side in relation...

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06 Apr 2022
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Remark by By U.S. Embassy Spokesperson Jeanne Clark

Honored Friends of the Media, Academia and Civil Society:         I’m delighted to be with you this afternoon to speak about a topic that I know is central to this gathering and foremost in your minds, and that is the defense and protection of hard-won press freedoms and the perseverance of Nigeria’s precious democracy. Whether you...

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06 Apr 2022
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THE MEDIA, 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY BY CHIEF TONY ONYIMA, Ph.D.

“The quality of democracy and the quality of journalism are deeply entwined” – Bill Moyers, American journalist and former White House Press Secretary (1965-1967). Protocols Let me begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to the leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) for inviting me to speak at this important workshop.My gratitude also goes...

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06 Apr 2022
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ROLE OF EDITORS IN PRESERVING DEMOCRACY BY PROFESSOR CHINYERE STELLA OKUNNA DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC) PAUL UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA

PREAMBLE CLARIFICATION – STATING THE OBVIOUS: THE POWER OF THE MEDIA It is indeed stating the obvious to say that the media are powerful. Yes, they are, particularly in this Information Age of the 21st century when it has become incontrovertible that the media function as the most powerful tools for the dissemination of information....

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06 Apr 2022
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SPEECH BY PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN GUILD OF EDITORS AT THE OPENING OF CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP WITH THE THEME ” AGENDA SETTING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRATIC CULTURE” IN ENUGU

Let me formally welcome you to this capacity building workshop for editors. I thank God for granting all of us   journey mercies especially those who came from outside Enugu  This is the fifth in the series of workshops that will be held in the six geo- political zones, under a project which is being fully...

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05 Apr 2022
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Accessing Media Performance in Consolidating Nigerian’s Democracy by HRH Okeifufe Frank Nweke II

Introduction I thank the Nigerian Guild of Editors for the honour of this invitation and also,  the Embassy of the United States for supporting this forum of civic education. The purpose of our gathering is to reflect on the principle of agenda-setting in the context of the operations of the media of mass communication. The...

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05 Apr 2022
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SPEECH DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN GUILD OF EDITORS, MUSTAPHA ISAH, AT THE TOWN HALL MEETING IN ENUGU.

PROTOCOLS I’m pleased   to welcome all of you to this Town Meeting with the theme ” Agenda Setting for Sustainable Development” This is the fifth in the series with the first four held in Lagos,Kano ,Yola, and Abuja  under the NGE/US Embassy capacity building programme for editors  in the Southwest ,  Northwest ,  Northeast and...

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14 Mar 2022
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NGE MOURNS EMMANUEL YAWE

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed shock, sadness and a deep sense of loss over the death of one of its dedicated members and veteran journalist, Mr. Emmanuel Yawe, who died in his sleep last Thursday, March 10, 2022. An editor’s editor, trainer and mentor to many of the Editors on the seat...

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05 Mar 2022
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Getting It Right: Editors and the Fight for Fact….. Reinforcing Fact-Checking Principles in the Age of Disinformation By Azu Ishiekwene, Mass Communication Scholar, Editor-in-Chief, Leadership Newspaper.

New Media Skills Don’t be reactive – take another look. Confirm the source – who? What? When? Where?  Cross-referencing – who else is talking about this?  Establishing Consistency – do all the details match? Contextualising Stories – do details support the narrative? Deepening Connections Fact-Checking initiatives, within and outside newsrooms, have been instrumental in combating...

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