Editors’ Guild Conference in Port Harcourt

Mrs Funke Egbemode , President, Nigerian Guild of Editors
Mrs Funke Egbemode , President, Nigerian Guild of Editors

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) will hold the 13th edition of the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC 2017) from September 20 to 24, 2017 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State” capital.

The focus of this Conference is on the media as a major stakeholder in the nation’s democratic project, which informed the theme for this year’s event: Nigerian Media: Balancing Professionalism, Advocacy and Business.

Among issues to be discussed at the Conference are: the negative impact of prevailing economic downturn; the issue of safety of journalists; the impunity of attack on journalists discharging their constitutional duty of upholding the responsibility and accountability of government etc.

The conference will attract foreign speakers and editors from organizations such as the West African Editors Forum (WAEF), the African Editors Forum (TAEF), the World Editors Forum (WEF) and the World Association of Newspapers (WAN).

A guest speaker, to be announced later, will speak on the conference theme and open up the forum for wider deliberations.

The All Nigeria Editors’ Conference, the largest gathering of Nigerian Editors, apart from the biennial convention, was initiated in 2004 at Ada, in Osun State. It has since been held in different parts of the country. It brings together no fewer than 400 editors and other media professionals from all over the country and beyond to focus on a designated national issue that affects the future and well-being of Nigeria.