Online Publishers To Hold 3rd Annual New Media Conference

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) will on Wednesday hold its third annual New Media Conference at the Sandralia Hotel, Abuja.

The theme of this year’s conference is: Free Press and Objective Reporting in the 2019 Election year.

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In a statement to newsmen on Friday OPAN President, Austyn Ogannah, said the conference will provide an interactive platform for new media practitioners to engage with government and state institutions on issues bothering on legal and regulatory frameworks for reporting elections, corruption in elections, ethics and professionalism in reporting elections in Nigeria.

According to the OPAN President, conflict sensitiveness and hate speech, the dangers of fake news in a multi-ethnic society in an election year, digitally reporting election results, the social media and INEC rules, are other issues that will be explored during the one-day conference.

Ogannah said: “top officials including vice presidential candidates of the two leading political parties – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN (APC), Mr. Peter Obi (PDP), INEC chairman, Mr. Mahmood Yakubu, EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, candidates of other political parties, lawmakers, lawyers, and representatives from civil society groups and the judiciary will participate at the conference.”

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