As Nigeria enters an election period.
*Third Annual Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) Conference*

*Date:* Wednesday 16 January 2019
Theme: *Free Press and Objective Reporting in the 2019 Election year*

• Media, Justice and Rule of Law
– Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Reporting Elections
– The independence and media literacy of the judicial system
• Media and the transparency of the political process
– Ethics and Professionalism in Reporting Elections in Nigeria
– Factoring Public Interest Issues into Reporting Elections in Nigeria
• The accountability of state institutions towards the public
– Reporting Post-election and Democratic Accountability
– Digitally reporting election results, the Social media and INEC rules
• Contemporary challenges of ensuring press freedom online.
– Conflict Sensitiveness and Hate Speech: Imperatives in Reporting Elections
– Fake News, a Dangerous Trend in a multi-ethnic society in an Election Year
The conference will now take place at Sandralia Hotel, 1 Solomon Lar Way, Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday 16 January 2019. It begins at 9:00 AM

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