The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers will be formally inaugurated on Thursday (today) at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) is expected to deliver the keynote address at the event, which will be attended by top government officials, governors, chief executives of corporations and media chiefs, among other important personalities.
The former Chairman of Punch Newspapers, Ajibola Ogunshola, will be the Chairman.
The Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, and the Chairman of Channels Television, John Momoh, will be guest speakers.
GOCOP is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non profit making organization for the highest strata of working journalists who have attained the exalted position of Editors in the journalism profession and have delved into online publishing.
The primary objectives of the organization are ensuring that online publishers uphold the tenets of journalism and provide a platform for peer review.
A statement by the Chairman of the launch committee, Chijama Ogbu, said: “It is our goal is to provide order in online media within Nigeria’s geographic space, which currently boasts of a high population of charlatans.
“We believe it is important to provide a platform for journalists in this business to come together to set barometers of compliance with the ethical codes of the journalism.”
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