Tuesday, 3 November 2020



Attacks On Nigerian Media Houses Is Worrisome - UN, UK

TonyGists App 3 Out Now. Download from Play store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TonyGists.TonyGistsapp
The UN and the UK urged the authorities to stop all harassment and victimisation of the press which is crucial in holding governments accountable to the people.

 

Laing

Catriona Laing

The British Government and the United Nations have expressed concerns over the increasing attacks on journalists and media houses in the country.

The UN and the UK, therefore, urged the authorities to stop all harassment and victimisation of the press which is crucial in holding governments accountable to the people.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made this known on Monday on the occasion of the 2020 International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists.

The high commissioner tweeted, “A free press is essential for an informed citizenry. Journalists play a crucial role in holding our governments to account and preventing impunity. Journalists should never be intimidated or attacked for pursuing the truth.”

Also, the Director, United Nations Information Centre in Nigeria, Ronald Kayanja, said at a virtual event on Monday that journalists and media houses must be protected by all means.

Kayanja said that attacks on journalists and media houses were a cause for concern and called on authorities to investigate such cases while allowing the relevant arms of the law to bring justice in those situations.

Kayanja also said one way to curb fake news is to empower the independence of the media.

“One way to fight fake news and hate speech which is pervasive through digital media is to strengthen the independent media.

“Just like support is being provided for other sectors of the economy, to build back a better media the industry should also be supported,”
 the UN official said.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that at least three media houses were torched during the violence that trailed the recent #EndSARS protests against police brutality.

A number of journalists were also wounded during the coverage of the protests while the Federal Government sanctioned at least three television stations over the coverage of the protests.





Are You On youtube? subscribe to our Latest Updates - @tonygists
Are You On youtube? subscribe to Xtremely Honest Channel Latest Updates - @Xtremely Honest

Are You On Twitter? Follow Us Now For Latest Updates - @tonygists1

Are You On FACEBOOK? Like Our Page For Latest Updates - tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Join Our Group For Latest Updates And Interactions - TonyGists


© 2020 Tonygists | Portions are © 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

Share This Post Via

Related Posts

Previous
Next Post »


Reliance Training and Management Consulting, a dynamic, fast growing indigenous entity, was established and duly registered with the aim to nurture, develop and innovate people and organisations through customized training, development and management consulting services, with excellent performance, deep sense of commitment, transparency, honesty and responsibility, to demonstrate the highest standard of technical and operational expertise.
 


 
Reliance is competently positioned to provide technical knowledge and skills relevant to practical management and business problems, to stimulate the creativity and innovation necessary to build a better community, a better nation and a better world with a committed mind set to contributing our best to the maximization of personal potentials and skills toward optimizing productivity and achieving organisational goals.
 
for more information click RELIANCE TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

AD 728 x 90size