Tag: Press Freedom

Nigerian Army HQ Sensitizes Social Media Influencers, Bloggers On Misinformation Dangers

“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.

The Illegal/Unconstitutional Gagging Of AIT, RayPower: An Ominous Ill-Wind That Blows No Good

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.