World Press Freedom Day: IPC presents documentaries of attacks on journalists during period of national crises

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By Joy Odor

The International Press Centre (IPC) is to showcase a public presentation of two documentaries and a publication on attacks on journalists: and roundtable on protection for journalists during periods of national crisis or public emergencies.

This was made known to newsmen in a press statement on Sunday in Abuja by the Executive Director (ED) of IPC, Mr Lanre Arogundade to commemorate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day with the theme: ‘Journalism Under Digital Siege’.

He opined that the two documentaries, ‘Voices from Covid-19 Frontlines and ‘Voices From #EndSars Frontlines’ and the publication titled: ‘Voices from Covid-19 Frontlines’ were supported by the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Luminate, Ford Foundation, OSIWA and the International Freedom of Exchange (IFEX).

IPC ED informed that the two-in-one-event is conceived by IPC to bring stakeholders together to examine sustainable frameworks and mechanisms for halting media repression, stop impunity for crimes against journalists and guarantee the safety of journalists, amidst concerns over the shrinking of the civic space in Nigeria.

The programme will, among others, feature the participation of journalists and editors, media organisations, media professional bodies and associations, media regulatory agencies, press freedom organisations, media and digital rights organisations, security agencies, government representatives, legal practitioners, human rights organisations, foreign missions and international development organisations.

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