The NDR is funded by the European Union under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) project. http://democracy-support.eu/nigeria/
The Nigerian Democratic Report (NDR) is an independent news medium and media resource online platform managed by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria.
The NDR is currently being funded by the European Union under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) project running from the year 2018 to year 2022.
The NDR was first created in 2013 and used as IPC’s online engagement platform ahead the 2015 general elections through the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) II project, which was funded with contributions from the European Union, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Korea International Cooperation Agency and the UNDP.
As an action under ‘Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) project’, the NDR operates as an independent online news portal to disseminate model reports, investigative stories, features and analysis on cross cutting issues about Nigeria’s 2019 electoral process, including issues credible elections, enhanced democratic governance, political and electoral reforms, transparency and accountability, management of the electoral process by the electoral bodies, citizens participation and issues of inclusivity affecting Women, People living with disability (PWDs), Youths and the electoral process as well as issues on conflict transformation, hate speech, etc.
NDR’s news reports, interviews, articles, research materials etc, are available for use by other news organizations with due acknowledgement. As a news medium, NDR espouses the philosophy of the peoples’ right to know the truth. NDR therefore abides with the ethical and professional principles of fairness, balance, accuracy and diversity.
In the final analysis, the NDR responds to the strategic priority of engaging the media to ensure it plays a vanguard role in the electoral process towards deepening democracy and development in Nigeria.