Our work focuses on three (3) key issues: we take action to support media freedom, safety of journalists and responsible journalism. It takes the form of advocacy, campaign and training.
We do this because we believe journalism plays an indispensable role in the society. Without freedom and safety for journalists, citizens’ voices will not be heard and information that has unfolding implication on their lives will not get to them.
At Safer-Media, we believe strongly in the high value and importance of responsible journalism which for us is defined as journalism’s obligation to the truth, loyalty to citizens and playing the role of an independent monitor of power. Our efforts to advance responsible journalism include, improving the capacity and quality of journalists through training.
From left: UNESCO Regional Director Ydo Yao; President Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Christopher Isiguzo; Force Spokesperson Frank Mba and Chairman NUJ FCT Chapter Emmanuel Ogbeche, during the SAFER-MEDIA INITIATIVE/UN-ESCO World Press Freedom Day Celebration, in Abuja Thursday.
We are helping local journalists build capacity in reporting in-depth impact stories rather than churning out press releases made available by governments.
We are leading the campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists
Safer-media Initiative protesters at the Ghanaian High Commission in Abuja demanding justice for a slain Ghanaian investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein.
HAVING AN IMPACT?
We are leading the campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists in Nigeria. We are getting more people involved.
We are helping local journalists build capacity in reporting in-depth and impact stories rather than churning out press releases made available by governments.