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COALITION CALLS ON NBC TO WITHDRAW SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON MEDIA ORGANISATIONS

Press Release 4 August 2022 – The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom condemns the act by the National Broadcasting Commission for imposing a Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) sanction on Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners of DSTV, TelCom Satellite Limited (TSTV); NTA- Startimes Limited; Trust TV for broadcasting the documentary by the BBC AFRICA EYE …

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Coalition Request the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Saviour Imukudo and John Adenekan

PRESS RELEASE The Coalition for Whistleblower Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) condemns the attack and arrest of Mr Saviour Imukudo by the police on the orders of the Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge, Ekaette Obot. On Wednesday, July 27, Mr Imukudo, a Premium Times reporter covering a court proceeding, was first harassed and ushered out …

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CJID CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP IMPOSING UNLAWFUL SANCTIONS

For Immediate Release The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ruled that the indefinite suspension of access to Twitter in Nigeria by the Federal Government in June 2021 was unlawful and violated the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The Court …

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MRA Calls on Federal Government to Implement ECOWAS Court Judgment in Twitter Ban Suits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lagos, Monday, July 18, 2022: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to immediately take measures to ensure the execution of the judgment of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, which ruled on July 14, 2022, that the indefinite suspension of access to Twitter in Nigeria by Federal Government in June …

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CRITICAL FEEDBACK: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE PLATFORMS/INTERNET INTERMEDIARIES

Introduction On 13th June 2022, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced the development of a draft Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries and conditions for Operating in Nigeria through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The announcement was followed by a stir of reactions among Nigerians especially active social media users, …

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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 And IWPR To Train CSOs On Human Rights Offences In Nigeria

Press Release The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) in collaboration with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is set to launch the second phase of the “Voice of Change” project. The project seeks to work with the media for training on communication and advocacy campaigns on human rights violations in Nigeria. …

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CJID Announces Launch of Press Freedom Training Manual

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, is set to launch a press freedom training manual. The training manual is a knowledge product that highlights the constraints to a free and safe press as well as the policies and conditions that facilitate the production of diversified content …

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