The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called on the federal government to make newsprint, broadcast equipment and other media consumables tax-free.
NGE President Mustapha Isah said the partnership was the first of its kind for the organisation in many years.
How successfully journalists manage the innovations and issues technology throws at them would determine whether or not and how far they succeed as mediators.
Mr Falana said the call was necessary to forestall the government’s push to shut down social media.
The students are expected to work in their various localities for a stipulated time after graduation.