IPI Nigeria holds world press freedom day symposium


The International Press Institute (IPI) Nigeria is holding a one-day symposium to commemorate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day.

This was announced in a press statement issued by the body’s Secretary, Ahmed I. Shekarau.

The statement said that a former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Prof. Tonnie Iredia, would be the guest speaker at the symposium.

The statement further said that Prof. Iredia, who is now a lecturer in Mass Communication at the Nasarawa State University, would speak on “What Journalists and Media in Nigeria Need to Do to Keep Safe, Retain Credibility and be Sustainable.”

The statement also listed as panelists to discuss the former NTA DG’s presentation, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the First Lady, Hon. Muhammad Sani Zorro; President of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Mrs. Ladi Bala and the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The panel discussion, according to the statement, would be moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of LEADERSHIP, Mr. Azubuike Ishiekwene.

According to the statement, the event, which is scheduled to hold on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Area 8, Garki, Abuja, would be graced by top media leaders, editors and reporters, and would kick off at 10am.

It also announced that provision had been made for remote participation by stakeholders who might not be at the venue of the event.

The Zoom link for virtual participation is as follows:
Meeting ID: 879 0558 3791
Passcode: qV94NB

The statement said that IPI Nigeria would be hosting the World Press Freedom Day symposium in collaboration with the national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

IPI Nigeria is an affiliate of IPOB, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, which is a global network of media executives, editors and leading journalists, established in 1950, to crusade for media freedom in every corner of the world.

Members of the body are totally committed to credible and independent journalism, media freedom, freedom of speech and the free flow of news and information.

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