The Avalon Daily screens documentary on press freedom in Nigeria


IT was Sir Tom Stoppard, the British playwright and screenwriter that succinctly opined that “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.”

This much was demonstrated at the screening of The Avalon Daily’s documentary – Paying The Price (Press freedom in Nigeria), which was held recently at Freedom Park in Lagos.

The documentary told the story of six journalists (Dapo Olorunyomi, Babafemi Ojudu, George Mbah, Nosa Igiebor, Soji Omotunde, and Kunle Ajibade) who were tortured and jailed by the military government for publishing stories that were in the interest of the society.

In his keynote address at the screening, Chief…

Source: Nigerian Tribune