NHRC to train journalists on defending rights through safety mechanism


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has set aside two days in the coming week to train Nigeriian journalists and other media practitioners on the topic “Defending The Rights of Journalists and Media Practitioners through National Safety Mechanism”
The National Human Rights Commission  was established in Nigeria by the National Human Rights Commission Act 1995 (as amended) in line with resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member States to establish Independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.

Section 5(n) however, empowers the Commission to undertake awareness/education programs and such other programs for promoting and protecting human rights. And It is against this backdrop that the Commission has set aside two-day to organise a training for Journalists and media practitioners on national safety mechanisms.
According to the commission,”The primary aim of the training is to bring to the fore, the underlying threats, dangers and human rights issues as they affect journalists and media practitioners as  stakeholders who have partnered with the Commission in defence of human rights of Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the two-day training program is slated for May 31-June 1, 2022 at the Buhari Bello Auditorium, National Human Rights Commission, Abuja.


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