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IPI Two-Day Workshop For Senior Journalists Opens In Kano

International Press Institute Nigeria, IPI, has organized a two-day training workshop for Senior Journalists in Kano, North West Nigeria.

Our Correspondent reports that the training workshop, which began on Wednesday, is in partnership with MacArthur Foundation.

The organizers say, the purpose of the workshop is to enlighten the participants “how to avoid slapp suits and remain ethical”.

IPI Nigeria President Musikilu Mojeed, who explained to the participants the reasons for the training workshop said, “it is to help the media on the promotion of accountability and good governance in the country”.

He noted that many Journalists have been arrested for doing their jobs while a number of many media houses have been suffocated leading to frozening of their accounts.

According to him, IPI had already organized similar training workshops in Abuja, Lagos and now in Kano.

The Central theme dwelt upon by the speakers at the workshop was media ethics bothering on its application in their duties as information managers, especially the Editors and Reporters.

Among the speakers on Wednesday are, Executive Director, IPI Global, Frane Maroevic, who spoke virtually; Director, MacArthur Foundation, Dr. Kole Shettima and IPI Nigeria Board Chair, Kabiru A. Yusuf.

Four papers were presented, they include, “Over view of Nigeria media law – from the beginning to the present” by Tobi Soniyi; “Legal Loopholes Editors must avoid – most dangerous laws to pay attention to” by Gbemiga Ogunleye; “Operational loopholes that can trigger media repression/lawsuits by Musikilu Mojeed and ” Understanding media codes and ethics by Prof. Mainasara Kurfi.

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