Month: June 2022

CJID, IWPR Upskill CSOs on Human Rights Advocacy Campaign Strategy

Press Statement After training journalists on how to report conflicts and human rights issues, the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, in collaboration with Institute for War and Peace Reporting, has concluded its second phase of the “Voices of Change” project.  The second phase of the project, held from Tuesday to Thursday, was designed to …

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Press Release: Mid-Day Observation on Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections

The 2022 Ekiti Gubernatorial Election has finally kicked off. As we draw closer to the mid-day point, here are some observations from the Election Analysis Centre run by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CIJD), formerly known as the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ). The Centre trained and deployed a total of …

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CJID, UNESCO commence second MIL training for youth leaders in The Gambia  

In partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), has started a three-day media and information literacy training for the second cohort of young community leaders in The Gambia. The training, which began on Tuesday the 14th of June, is expected to end on …

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MRA Rejects Government’s Attempt to Regulate Social Media ‘Through the Back Door’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAGOS, Tuesday, June 14, 2022: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to discontinue its attempt to adopt a “Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries”, accusing it of trying to regulate social media and other online platforms through the backdoor by circumventing the legislative process. MRA described the draft …

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Coalition Condemns Abduction of Photojournalist Uchenna Nwube, Calls on Government to Secure his Release

Press Release Thursday, June 9, 2022:   The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPFF) condemns the June 8, 2022 abduction of Mr Uchenna Nwube, a photojournalist working with the Ebonyi State Government House, by suspected kidnappers.  The Coalition calls on the Government to launch an investigation into the incident and secure his release. According …

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CJID Deputy Director Clinches Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Deputy Director leading Development Practice, Research and Policy at the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), Akintunde Babatunde, has departed for the United States to participate in this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Mr Babatunde, who currently coordinates CJID’s efforts to implement projects and drive …

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MRA Accuses Federal Government of Encouraging Attacks Against Journalists by Failing to Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAGOS, Monday, June 6, 2022: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Federal Government of encouraging attacks against journalists and media organizations by its failure to take measures to protect journalists and punish perpetrators of such attacks whom it noted are frequently security agents or other government officials. Observing that at least …

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The Electorate Have INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, on the Hot Seat!

PRESS RELEASE “Votes don’t count is the big lie politicians sell to those whose votes cannot be bought so that only those whose votes can be bought will come to the polling units.” Aisha Yesufu (Active Citizen & Entrepreneur) Enough is Enough (EiE Nigeria) in partnership with Yiaga Africa, the Electoral College, Election Hub, Centre …

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