IPC Decries Police Incursion During Media Workshop In Sokoto

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The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, has condemned the visit by two policemen, led by ASP Aminu Tanko, allegedly from the State Investigation Bureau, Sokoto, to venue of a two-day media workshop on elections for journalists in Sokoto yesterday.

According to sources, the policemen, who came to the venue of the workshop, demanded for a copy of the programme and threatened that the workshop could be stopped if the issues of discuss at the media workshop were found to be of security concerns.

The IPC says it is miffed that this kind of unwarranted visit to a media workshop venue by security forces portends an intimidation of journalists. It, therefore, called on the security agencies to desist from such acts.

 

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The Institute for Media and Society is an independent, non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. The institute was established in April 2000. In establishing the organization, we considered and were convinced of such issues as: the inter-relationship between the well-being of a society and its media as well as between the state of the media and the responsiveness and growth of societal institutions. the institutionalization of democracy and development in Nigeria being nourished by a free and pluralistic media structure, culture and environment.

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