Enthusiasm is running high that the Nigerian media is committed to the professional and ethical coverage of the 2019 elections.
This is as a result of the growing number of media outfits endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised edition 2018), which underlines a common chord in the industry for self regulation and checking of excesses.
The Code will be launched in Abuja-Nigeria on Friday June 22, 2018 as part of the activities of the World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI). A statement by Lanre Arogundade, Director of International Press Centre (IPC) said about eighty (80) media outfits have so far endorsed the Code including professional groups and associations, the broadcast media, newspapers, online news mediums and support groups. The Code, a revised edition of the 2014/2015 Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage was recently validated by media stakeholders.
Arogundade said the Code have been okayed by the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Radio Television And Theatre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) and Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP).
He said it was encouraging that prominent media establishments that have so far endorsed include, Channels Television, AIT, RAYPOWER Radio, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and the following newspapers: Vanguard, ThisDay, Daily Trust, The Guardian, The Sun, Leadership, The Nation, Premium Times, The Cable, Eagle News, Business Eye magazine and The News Magazine.
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