For immediate release, November 2, 2022
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria is calling on media stakeholders to work together to create a safe and enabling environment for journalists to operate.
IPC is making the call today as journalists, other media professionals and freedom of expression groups mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists with the theme: Knowing the Truth is Protecting the Truth.
IPC believes it is unfortunate that the rise in the spate of attacks on journalists over the years remains the same, as the country continues to rank high among countries where press freedom and freedom of expression are under threat.
IPC Safety Alert Desk is worried that, the recent database of attacks within the past ten (10) months reveals that not less than seventy (70) incidents of physical assault, harassment, threat to life, torture, kidnapping, unlawful arrest/detention, loss/damage of valuables and gadgets (camera, phones, midgets, money, etc.) among others were recorded.