Editors kick against NASS guidelines for accrediting reporters


National Assembly: Editors kick against new rules for accreditation of journalists

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has rejected the new guidelines for the accreditation of media organisations and journalists covering the National Assembly

The guidelines issued by authorities of the National Assembly (NASS) are due to become effective from June 11 2019.

The Guild slammed them as primitive, undemocratic and blatantly anti-press and anti-people.

Most contentious of the guideline is the demand for the two-year income tax papers of a media organisation wishing to be accredited for coverage.

Other requirements include “presentation of evidence of certificate of incorporation of the media organisation, evidence of membership of professional bodies for the journalists, maintenance of a functional Bureau in Abuja (staff strength not less than five editorial staff) and daily circulation of 40,000 copies for the print media with evidence to support the claimed circulation…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria