Panel orders journalists to switch off phones during #EndSARS sittings

The press has threatened to boycott sittings in the light of new restrictions.

The Lagos judicial panel of inquiry probing decades of police brutality, has barred journalists from using their smartphones during plenary–a move viewed as an attempt to censor press coverage of proceedings.

“Please switch off your phone,” a notice on the walls of the venue of the sitting read tersely on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

The new rules, which includes a directive that says no one should move a muscle during proceedings, led to a shouting match between journalists covering the inquiry and panelists, amid threats of a boycott of the panel.

Source PulseNG
Via JiveNaija
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