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Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high–Report

•Intolerant leaders now coin 'fake news' to arrest journalists Joseph Ax A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs

Social media outpaces print newspapers in the US as a news source–Research

Elisa Shearer Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers (16%) for the first time since Pew Research Center began asking these questions.

Inside China’s audacious global propaganda campaign

Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition.    Louisa Lim and Julia Bergin As they sifted through resumes, the team recruiting for the new London hub of China’s state-run broadcaster

Kemi Adeosun: Abdulaziz Abdulaziz wins 2018 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Reporter of the year

•Momoh, Adio, 11 other journalists honoured •Stakeholders emphasise threats to journalism   Senator Iroegbu  The veteran journalist, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, has topped other competitors to emerge the overall winner for the 2018 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Reporter of the year, for the report that exposed the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, National Youth

Winning the war against Boko Haram–Editorial

Thisday The security agencies tasked with the arduous job of containing the chaos and securing the nation must be well-provided for. Following the recent brazen attacks on our troops by Boko Haram and its allied violent partners, Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), President Muhammadu Buhari has taken some bold steps to

NIPR, PRNigeria partner on national PR awards

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has agreed in principle to partner with the international award-winning Image Merchants Promotions Limited (IMPR), publishers of PRNigeria and Economic Confidential Magazine for instituting annual national public relations awards to promote excellence in all spheres of life in Nigeria. Speaking when he hosted the founder

Why Nigerians, others fall for fake news – BBC Research

Kunle Sanni   The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday suggested reasons why Nigerians usually fall prey to fake news which is gaining grounds in African media circles. It said due to the fact that they are concerned about ”not falling behind on the news” and being informed, they easily believe fake news. This

Buhari’s rhetoric doesn’t match dismal reality of press freedom in Nigeria–WPR

Editor’s note: This article is part of the World Politics Reports (WPR) series about press freedom and safety in various countries around the world. As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari prepares his re-election bid for February 2019, he is positioning himself as a leader who prizes good governance, accountability and human rights. But

Lesson: Don’t touch a journalist

By Ikechukwu Obi I bet you, if the Saudis had foreseen the fall-out from this Jamal Khashoggi mystery hit, they would have thought twice before embarking on such murderous undertaking. It is interesting seeing how the disappearance of a dissident journalist in the Saudi embassy in Turkey has triggered a series of

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