“Soocial media is not only a veritable tool in influencing and shaping public opinion, it also serves as an avenue for Social Media lnfluencers and Online Journalists as well as Civil Society Organizations to know and enlighten the general public on the dangers of misinformation and misinterpretation,” the CCMA further stated.
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally decided to defend Press Freedom and Free Speech, both of which have come under violent attack under the authoritarian rule of former military dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari, who now serve as the country’s President.
A global rights group, Human Rights Watch has again taken a critical look at the human rights profile of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, and left Abuja with a damning report.
The Justice Inyang Ekwo-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has, Friday, nullified the suspension of operating license of Daar Communications PLC, operator of AIT and Ray Power. The National Broadcasting Commission, […]
The NBC’s Code and Guidelines are regulatory rules of engagement with media houses that are themselves subject to the clear provisions of the 1999 Constitution. Section 22 thereof provides that the press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in chapter 2 of the Constitution and to “uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people”. Section 39 of the same Nigerian Constitution goes further to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and of the Press and the right of every person to own, establish and operate any medium for the dissemination of information, ideas and opinions.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Thursday suspended the operating license of the Daar Communications PLC, operator of AIT and RayPower following a directive from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, according to sources. According […]
Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country’s health. In an address to the Foreign Press Association […]
The men attacked the journalists with stones and wooden sticks, took Bala’s phone, recorder, and car keys, as well as Tauna’s press pass, the journalists said.
Atiku said, “we totally condemn these actions and call on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call off his forces to order and end their attack on the media and the freedom of the press”.
A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily restored White House press credentials to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, which were revoked following a contentious press conference with President Donald Trump, saying there should be a due process in place for limiting a journalist’s access to the White House.