Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics

Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics Updated

🕔09:58, 28.Jan 2013

On January 24, 2013, Nigeria’s broadcast industry regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), reportedly banned a number of music videos from being broadcast on Nigeria’s free-to-air terrestrial television stations for allegedly containing erotic lyrics and scenes, promoting nudity and for

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Journalists say their lives are in danger over coverage of crisis in ruling party

🕔09:56, 28.Jan 2013

Journalists in Adamawa State say their lives are now in danger as a result of reporting the crisis plaguing the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. On  January 22, 2013, at about 10.36 am, local time, Mallam Shekarau

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Lagos State Government Bars Officials from Talking to the Press

🕔13:02, 22.Jan 2013

On January 21, 2013, the Lagos state Government issued a circular barring its political office holders and civil servants, including the heads of the State ministries, departments and agencies,  from granting interviews to journalists or speaking on its behalf. It

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Nigerian Editor Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2013

Mr. Ikechukwu Udendu, the Editor of Onitsha-based monthly newspaper, Anambra News, was on January 12, 2013 shot dead by suspected assassins on his way home.  He was killed on his way back to Ogidi in Anambra state, where he lives,

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RNTC Invites Applications for Online Journalism e-learning Training

🕔15:19, 11.Jan 2013

The Radio Netherland Training Center (RNTC) is inviting prospective candidates from all over the world to apply for its Online Journalism e-learning course, which provides knowledge and skills while promoting best practices in online journalism. The course will be taught

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Freedom of Information Law Report – Vol 1.

🕔12:51, 10.Jan 2013

Central Bank Governor’s salary not personal information under FOI Act, Says Federal High Court  In the Federal High Court of Nigeria In the Abuja Judicial Division   Holden in Abuja On Thursday, the 5th Day of July, 2012 Before the

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UNESCO Launches Free Online Course on Media and Information Literacy

🕔11:44, 10.Jan 2013

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a free online course that supports Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue. The course which is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals will be offered over

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National Council on Information Urges States to Implement FOI Act

🕔11:39, 10.Jan 2013

The National Council on Information (NCI), an annual meeting of government information managers, has called on states to implement the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act rather than enact state versions of the law. The Council, which met in Abuja, also

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Security Operatives Detain Newspaper Correspondent, Prevent Him from Sending News Stories

🕔11:34, 10.Jan 2013

Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) on December 15, 2012 at about 11.00pm apprehended the Enugu State correspondent of The Punch newspaper, Mr. Ozioma Ubabukoh, as he drove into his residence. They confiscated his laptop and mobile phones, and

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Pan African Parliament Calls on African Countries to Repeal Oppressive Media Laws

🕔11:26, 10.Jan 2013

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has called on African countries to repeal laws that oppress journalists and to also adopt the Model Law on Access to Information drafted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR). At a meeting

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