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NGE to hold discourse on media regulation

NGE to hold discourse on media regulation

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), says it is set to instigate conversation on media regulation to build capacity and deepen the country’s democracy.

The President of NGE, Mr Mustapha Isah, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

Isah said the Guild, with assistance from the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, was able to train more than 350 journalists to enhance their capacity, and also engaged 150 others in town hall meetings.

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In his words, “The next phase now is to have a conversation on media regulation with relevant stakeholders in the country.

“We will be meeting in Lagos in June, and Abuja in the first week of July. It is also going to be training for editors to empower us to ask questions and hold the government accountable to the people.

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“The aim is also to deepen democracy in the country, to defend our democracy, so that we can have more participation, especially by youths and women.”

He said on the media regulation discourse, all stakeholders including publishers of newspapers, owners of media outfits, editors, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), and many others, would be invited.

It was gathered that the NGE had in 2021, received a grant from the U.S. to facilitate the capacity building of its members and other senior journalists.

The grant of 226,889 dollars (about N93.3million), is to facilitate activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of Journalists in performing their responsibilities.

NGE to hold discourse on media regulation

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