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Police, Journalists meet on election review

Journalists and police officials are meeting in Abuja to review their operations during the general elections and to chart a way forward for future tasks.

The forum consists of publishers, editors, news managers , media scholars, officials of the Nigeria union of journalists led by its president Mr Chris Isiguzo and police officers of various ranks.

Those expected to lead discussions at the forum include the director of the international institute of journalism, the executive secretary of the Nigeria press council, a veteran journalist Mr Bayo Atoyebi amongst others. 

In his opening remarks, Professor Kwame Karikari of the Accra based media foundation for West Africa said there was a need to work closely with the police to always ensure the safety of journalist during elections and to promote press freedom.

A framework for the establishment of a committee on the safety of journalists is expected to be developed at the talks.

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