The International Press Center (IPC) announces that it is preparing to launch two documentaries and a publication on the attacks on journalists in the country.
IPC program manager Stella Nwofia said so in a statement Tuesday in Abuja, adding that the launch would take place on May 12.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event is organized to commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPF) 2022 which was held around the world on May 3.
The theme of the 2022 edition of the WPF is: ”Journalism under digital siege”.
Nwofia said the first documentary and the post are jointly titled “Voices From COVID-19 Frontlines”, while the second documentary is titled “Voices From EndSars Frontlines”.
“The two-in-one event is designed by the IPC to bring together stakeholders to discuss sustainable frameworks and mechanisms to end media repression.
“It will also help to end crimes against journalists and ensure the safety of journalists amid concerns about shrinking civic space in Nigeria.
“It will feature a stakeholder roundtable on the protection of journalists in times of national crisis or public emergency,” she said.
She said the program would include the participation of journalists and editors, media organizations, professional media bodies and associations, media regulatory agencies and freedom advocacy organizations. of the press.
“The event will also feature media and digital rights organizations, security agencies, government officials, legal practitioners, human rights organizations, foreign missions and international development organizations,” she said.
She said MacArthur Foundation Director Dr Kole Shettima would deliver the keynote address while Inspector General (IG) of Police Usman Baba would speak on security.
Nwofia added that organizations such as the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Shehu Musa Yar’adua Foundation for International Freedom of Exchange (IFEX), Luminate, Ford Foundation and OSIWA would be represented at the meeting. ‘opportunity. (