As CrossRiverWatch turns eight today, the management of CRWatch Resources, its publisher are now more ready to ask stupid and provocative questions, as we strive to live up to the responsibility entrusted to us, by the supreme law of the land even though it wasn’t “We, The People,” that really wrote it.
“The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this Chapter, and uphold the responsibility and accountability of the Government to the people,” reads Chapter 2, Section 22 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In 8 years, we have built an archive of historical events, comments and trends for the future by asking questions which leaders found “very stupid” and “provocative”.
That trend is not about to stop. We are now, more driven in our desire to hold the Government more accountable, encourage all in a bid to expand the civic space and provoke conversations that will lead to a true egalitarian society.
Indeed, the history of the press is one that if compiled into a series of hardcover publications, will be published continuously till man is eventually wiped off the face of the earth.
And, we have done our bit with pains, difficulties, challenges and shortcomings; these range from arrests to prosecution, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying and assaults. However, it did not deter us neither did we wane; these only fueled our drive.
We reaffirm our conviction to investigative and solution journalism, freedom of the press, and fundamental human rights.
As we look forward to the days and years ahead, we solicit only your cooperation and support as we document this era for the future.
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