International Press Centre

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The International Press Centre (IPC) "is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, independent media resource centre. It provides capacity building for journalists, render professional services to media groups and organisations and support advocacy for freedom of expression, freedom of opinion, freedom of the press, access to information, self regulation, media independence and pluralism in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

"IPCs mission derives from the need to strengthen the media and the journalists in fulfilling their traditional and constitutional obligation of monitoring governance, serving as the society's watchdog and promoting democratic values.

"Commissioned on October 9, 1999, it is a component of the Media-for-Democracy In Nigeria Project (MFD), established through the initiative of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Belgium, Article 19 (International Freedom of Expression Group), U.K, Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF), France and the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) with the support of the European Commission, The Nigerian MFD partners - Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Independent Journalism Centre (IJC) and the Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER) constitute the Board of Directors." [1]