IPC launches documentaries, publication on journalists attack May 12

The International Press Centre (IPC) says it is set to launch two documentaries and a publication on attacks of journalists in the country.

IPC’s Programme Manager Stella Nwofia said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja adding that the launching would hold on May 12.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event is organised to commemorate the 2022 World Press Freedom (WPF) Day held globally on May 3.

The theme of the 2022 edition of the WPF is: ‘’Journalism Under Digital Siege’’.

Nwofia said that the first documentary and publication are jointly titled, ‘‘Voices From COVID-19 Frontlines’’, while the second documentary is titled ‘’Voices From EndSars Frontlines’’.

“The two-in-one-event is conceived by the IPC to bring stakeholders together to examine sustainable frameworks and mechanisms for halting media repression.

“It will also help put a stop to crimes against journalists and guarantee the safety of journalists amidst concerns over the shrinking of the civic space in Nigeria.

“It will feature a stakeholders’ roundtable on protection for journalists during periods of national crisis or public emergencies,” she said.

She said that the programme would feature the participation of journalists and editors, media organisations, media professional bodies and associations, media regulatory agencies and press freedom organisations.

“The event will also feature media and digital rights organisations, security agencies, government representatives, legal practitioners, human rights organisations, foreign missions and international development organisations,” she said.

She said that the the Director of MacArthur Foundation, Dr Kole Shettima, would deliver the Keynote address while the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Usman Baba would speak on security.

Nwofia added that organisations such as Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Shehu Musa Yar’adua Foundation, International Freedom of Exchange (IFEX), Luminate, Ford Foundation and OSIWA would be represented at the occasion. (NAN)

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