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HOW FREE IS THE FREEDOM? Today is World Press Freedom Day

by Anita Ogona

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, with the support of the Journalism Educators Foundation (JEF), is organizing a one-day workshop to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day in Rivers State.

The workshop titled: “Media, Democracy and Elections in Times of Disinformation” today May 3, 2019, by 10:00am, at the NUJ Press Centre, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.

 A statement signed by the Secretary of the NUJ, Rivers State Council, Ike Wigodo, says event will feature academics, members of Civil Society Organizations, media executives and legal practitioners, under the chairmanship of the former Deputy National President of the NUJ and the General Manager of the Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (RSNC), Elder Vincent Ake.

The statement further said that two guest lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt, Dr Chris Ochonogor and Dr Faustinus Nwachukwu will speak on different topics at the event.

All journalists in the State are enjoined to take advantage of the workshop to enrich their knowledge on the practice of journalism.

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