Tag: Press Freedom

About 500 journalists, media houses have been attacked since 2015 – Press Freedom Report

A latest report on press freedom in Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that there were about 300 violations and abuse cases involving 500 journalists. media workers, and media houses. The report was released by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in partnership with the[Read More…]

Dapo Olorunyomi: Press Freedom Is the Lifeblood of Democracy

Quite fittingly, President Muhammadu Buhari’s message of solidarity to the Nigerian freedom of expression community on the occasion of today’s 30th anniversary of the World Press Freedom Day has stressed the theme that a democracy without flourishing press freedom is a misnomer. In the challenging march to build an enduring democracy, the world[Read More…]

“A dangerous time to be a journalist” in Nigeria, Under Buhari’s Watch

A number of Nigerian Journalists were Tuesday assaulted and their camera destroyed when protesters gathered to demand the release of detained activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the premises of the  Department of State Services in Abuja. Two journalists with Guardian Newspaper and Galaxy TV, Richard Oludare and Walter, were beaten and[Read More…]

Most Media Houses Do Not Pay Adequate Salaries In Nigeria – Survey

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism as part of its Journalists’ Welfare Campaign invites journalists and media workers across Nigeria to participate in the Best Newsroom survey, designed to help identify the best media organization to work for in the country. This first-of-its-kind approach to recognizing and celebrating excellence[Read More…]

Being Able To Leave Your Country Is An Indispensable Professional Necessity – The Discriminatory Visa Regulations

Why Visa Privilege is a Press Freedom Issue By Christina Lee Imagine two journalists want to investigate a story about corruption in the tomato trade between Gambia and Italy. A journalist with a British passport can travel to Italy cover the Italian side and then travel visa-free to Gambia in order[Read More…]

Group Decry Attempt To Gag Free Speech, Press Freedom In Nigeria

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s constitutional democracy have decried what they described as an attempt by government agencies and personnel to muzzle up freedom of press and expression in Nigeria. This is coming as findings revealed that over seven journalists and bloggers have been jailed within the last one year of the[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Military Issues Statement, Wants Media To Seek Permission Before Reporting The North East

COVERAGE OF MILITARY OPERATION IN THE NORTH EAST It has been observed that certain journalists embark on coverage of security areas in the North East for documentary purpose and the likes without due authorization from the military authorities. This practice is not only capable of jeopardizing the success of the[Read More…]

Tahir Sherriff: Is The Ban On AIT A Reflection Of The Generals Dark Past?

Like Buhari’s many commendable qualities that conspired to reward him with the illustrious title of President-Elect in March this year, his personal qualities of resilience, of determination, of honesty and of frugality, can easily be outmatched by his single most feared quality; the quality of a dark past. One of[Read More…]

Opinion: Army’s Unwarranted Crackdown On Media

In performing its functions of informing, educating and entertaining, the media in Nigeria has contributed in no small measure to national development and the entrenchment, growth and sustenance of democracy. No doubt, it is for the very crucial role of the media in the society in teaching, sensitizing and mobilizing[Read More…]

Jibrin Ibrahim: The Nigerian Consensus

On Friday and Saturday, we witnessed an image that most of us had hoped we would never see again. It was that of armed soldiers seizing newspapers from distributors and vendors so that Nigerians would not read the word. It was an alarming development because it was not for the[Read More…]