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We Will Fight The Media Tooth And Nail – White House

We Will Fight The Media Tooth And Nail – White House

The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had a “running war” with the […]

Journalists Arrest Tests Powerful Army

Journalists Arrest Tests Powerful Army

 The January 19 raid on the offices of an online investigative news organization in Nigeria’s capital Abuja is part of a continuing government attempt to quash bad publicity. Dapo Olorunyomi, the widely respected publisher of Premium Times, was arrested, along with judicial reporter Evelyn Okakwu, after the site published three articles to which Chief of […]

Over 100 Staff ‘Sacked’ As Recession Hits Nigerian Media

Over 100 Staff ‘Sacked’ As Recession Hits Nigerian Media

The current economic crisis has forced some Nigerian dailies to cut staff strength in their newsrooms across the country, PREMIUM TIMES learnt weekend. Sources in Leadership Newspaper in Abuja and The Punch in Lagos told PREMIUM TIMES the media giants recently let go of over a hundred journalists between them, citing rising cost of operation […]

Teju Cole Considers Why Racism Is Not Someone Calling Him The ‘N’ Word

Teju Cole Considers Why Racism Is Not Someone Calling Him The ‘N’ Word

As a citizen of Nigeria and the US, he thinks about art, literature and politics from a point of view he calls “placelessness.” That’s one of the themes in his new essay collection, Known and Strange Things. The volume covers the globe, but it’s rooted in the dynamism and energy of Lagos, a place the author misses […]

Arianna Huffington Will Leave The Huffington Post To Build Health And Wellness Site

Arianna Huffington Will Leave The Huffington Post To Build Health And Wellness Site

Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington announced Thursday she will step down from the company she co-founded 11 years ago to build Thrive Global, a new lifestyle, health and wellness site. Huffington launched her namesake site in 2005, following the re-election of George W. Bush and as the war raged in Iraq. What began as a left-leaning […]

Ukrainians Pay Respects To Journalist Killed In Car Bombing

Ukrainians Pay Respects To Journalist Killed In Car Bombing

Hundreds of Ukrainians have paid their respects to a prominent journalist who died in a car bombing in Kiev this week, queueing to lay flowers at an open casket. The killing of Pavel Sheremet, 44, killing on Wednesday sent shockwaves through the Ukrainian media community. He will be buried in his home town of Minsk, […]

Strong Public Support for ‘Watchdog’ Role Backs African News Media Under Attack

Strong Public Support for ‘Watchdog’ Role Backs African News Media Under Attack

Accra — Amid growing concerns about government restrictions on media freedom, Africans overwhelmingly support an independent media that holds government accountable, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer. The findings, which are being released on World Press Freedom Day (May 3), show that a majority of African citizens support the media’s “watchdog” role, see the […]

Galvanizing Efforts Towards The 2030 Agenda And Fostering Partnerships, UN Women Unveils New Media Compact

Galvanizing Efforts Towards The 2030 Agenda And Fostering Partnerships, UN Women Unveils New Media Compact

More than 35 leading media outlets commit to increase women’s representation in the newsroom and in news content At the United Nations Headquarters’ in New York, during a packed side event of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women today launched an innovative partnership with leading media houses to […]

International Women’s Day – AllAfrica Global Media is Honoring Female Leaders

International Women’s Day – AllAfrica Global Media is Honoring Female Leaders

The AllAfrica Global Media Group (editor of www.allafrica.com ) will give the AllAfrica African Women Leadership Award to four brave African women. It will take place on the sidelines of the High Level Panel organized by AllAfrica on March 8, 2016 at King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. This event’s theme will be: “Achieving Gender […]

The roles of the Media towards reduction of Violence against Women in Nigeria

One of the critical success factors towards the achievement of the goals of   a free and egalitarian society, is the existence of mechanisms to protect citizens from oppression, suppression, discrimination and  violence.  The passage of the Violence Against Persons’ Prohibition (VAPP) Bill, which was passed by the Nigerian Senate on 5th May, 2015 and signed […]

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