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Journalism under threat, Buhari raises alarm

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has raised the alarm that journalism profession is threatened by fake news. This is just as he urged Media professionals and other stakeholders to correct and safeguard Journalism profession from the activities of fake news peddlers who are bent on destabilising the nation’s socio-political system. The president gave

Fake news: Center trains journalists on fact-checking, investigative reporting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Premium Times Center for Investigative journalism (PTCIJ) on Monday commenced a seven-day training workshop for journalists on fact-checking and investigative reporting to enhance credible news reportage in the country. The publisher of Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, speaking at the workshop in Abuja noted that truth which is the

Fake news may start World War III — Soyinka

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says fake news has become a threat to mankind, saying that it may cause the third World War. Soyinka who is a panelist at BBC News‘ ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium said this in Abuja on Wednesday. He said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause

Fake news, hate speech biggest threats to 2019 elections — FG

The Federal Government has identified fake news and hate speech as  biggest threats to the 2019 general election, and appealed to states to join in the ongoing campaign to sensitise Nigerians to the dangers posed by the twin evils. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in

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