The Accra-based Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is designing a West Africa Freedom of Expression Index through which it will conduct an annual ranking of the state of Freedom of Expression in each country in West Africa. The ranking
By Miriam Menkiti According to the World Development Report (WDR) 2012, gender is defined as socially constructed norms and ideologies which determine the behaviour and actions of men and women. Gender is recognized as being an important consideration in development.
FOI Act Cannot be Applied Retrospectively, Judge Rules In the High Court of Lagos State In the Ikeja Judicial Division Before Justice Y.O. Idowu (Mrs.) Sitting at Court No. 10, General Civil Division Ikeja Wednesday, 14th March 2012 Suit No.
The International Academy for Journalism (Intajour) is seeking applications from journalists for its 2013 fellowship year. Intajour announced on March 5, 2013 that the application process for the third year of its fellowship programme “Journalism in the Digital World” has
MacArthur Foundation has announced a new Human Rights & International Justice grantmaking strategy that will focus on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally, with a special focus on Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. In 2010, the Foundation assessed
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Abuja and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State are organizing a capacity-building workshop in Abeokuta from April 9- 12, 2013 for female journalism students in the area of
The Governing Council of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on February 22, 2013 agreed to create an access to information policy and increase participation of stakeholders and civil society. The draft decision was adopted by the Governing Council in
The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University is receiving submissions for the 29th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. The contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the
Senior Pastor of Lagos-based ‘Household of God’ church, Rev Kris Okotie, was reported to have barred Mr. Biodun Kupoluyi, the publisher of E24/7 magazine, from attending his church after the journalist wrote a story alleging that the pastor was dating