MRA Condemns Killing of Radio Presenter

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned the killing in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Saturday, June 19 of popular radio presenter, Mr Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen and called on the Federal Government as well as relevant security and law enforcement agencies, especially the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services (DSS), to conduct a…

Media Groups Criticize Proposed Amendment to Press Council Act

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A consortium of four media development and media freedom organizations have opposed the proposed amendment of the Nigerian Press Council Act by the National Assembly saying the measures contained in the amendment Bill seek to make the Government the arbiter of truth while subjecting the entire media sector in Nigeria to the control of the…

CPJ Highlights Risks For Journalists Who Flee

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The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on governments to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk through special emergency visas, in a feature and recommendations released ahead of World Refugee Day. Drawing on CPJ’s work over the last two decades helping journalists forced into exile by the threat of arbitrary arrests, physical violence, or…

NPAN Protests Media Exclusion From Press Bill’s Public Hearing

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The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has kicked against the exclusion of the media from the public hearing on Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Amendment Bill. It expressed surprise at the news of the public hearing on the NPC Amendment Bill, scheduled for today. THISDAY quoted NPAN as saying in a statement Wednesday by its…

CPJ Announces 2021 IPF Awardees

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The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four courageous journalists from Belarus, Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar with the 2021 International Press Freedom Awards. All four have reported during a historically turbulent time, covering protests and political upheaval in their countries. “In the midst of a battle over the control of information, these journalists are on…

US Again Condemns Nigeria’s Twitter Ban

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The U.S. has condemned Nigeria’s continuing ban of Twitter in the country, saying the action “has no place in a democracy. “Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies,” VOA quoted the State Department spokesperson Ned Price as saying in a recent statement. He…

Buhari Appoints Ilelah as NBC Director-General

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday. He said Mr. Ilelah’s appointment is for a tenure of five years in thefirst instance.

Twitter Suspension: Editors Urge FG To Seek Legitimate Means

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The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has urged the federal government to tread with caution and immediately reconsider the suspension of the operation of Twitter in Nigeria and seek other legitimate means of resolving its dispute with the company. In a statement by Mustapha Isah (President) and Iyobosa Uwugiaren (General Secretary) respectively, the NGE said that…

NGE Expresses Concern Over Growing Insecurity In Nigeria

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The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed serious concern over the growing insecurity in the country and advised government at all levels to activate their structures in tackling the challenges.The umbrella of all editors in Nigeria also said that an enabling political and economic environment for the media to discharge their constitutional and social…

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AT THE 2021 CONVENTION. (BUSINESS SESSION)

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I once again welcome you to the 2021 convention in Kano which is being held in accordance with the provisions of our constitution. You will recall that I was confirmed as substantive President of the Guild at the All Nigeria Editors’Conference, ANEC, held in Sokoto in November, 2019. The year 2020 was a very difficult…