In honor of the 2022 World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Consulate General in collaboration with Media Career Development Network, organized the screening of the documentary “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People.”
The documentary explores Joseph Pulitzer, the remarkable man behind the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes, highlighting his life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars.
The screening of the movie was followed by a panel discussion on the important role that free and responsible media plays in shaping and maintaining a democracy.
Panelists include: Pelu Awofeso, 2010 Winner of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist Award ; Kunle Akinrinade, 2021 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year; Ugonma Cokey, Deputy Director, Voice Of Nigeria;Maryann-Duke Okon, TV Host, Plus TV Africa (Moderator)
The event held at the Ikeja American Corner, Courier Plus Compound (inside former Concord Newspaper premises), Airport Road, Ikeja.