By Osa Amadi
THE Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Lagos State University will today, May 3, 2018 hold a conference to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day.
The conference with the theme: Press Freedom, Electoral Process and Politics in Nigeria, will hold at the School of Communication Building (beside LASU Radio), Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. This will be preceded by an opening ceremony and keynote address to be delivered by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan at the three-in-1 Building, Faculty of Education by 9 a.m.
Members of the academic community, professionals from the industry, government and non-governmental organisations will present both theoretical and empirical papers in areas such as fake news, hate speech, virtual journalism, safety of journalists, economic issues and the future of journalism in Nigeria.
Other relevant areas of concern to the broad theme include legal and constitutional context of journalism practice, freedom of information and journalism practice in Nigeria, ownership influence and the challenges of professionalism, media theories and press freedom, among others.
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