Experts Meet on Freedom of Expression Index Methodology Development for West Africa

🕔14:53, 11.Mar 2013

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

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Promoting Gender Diversity in Newsrooms: The Role of Media Owners and Managers

🕔11:35, 11.Mar 2013

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.

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Freedom Of Information Law Report

🕔11:26, 11.Mar 2013

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.

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International Academy of Journalism Calls for Applications for Fellowship Programme

🕔09:47, 8.Mar 2013

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

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MacArthur Announces New Human Rights and International Justice Grantmaking Strategy

🕔08:21, 1.Mar 2013

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

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UNESCO to Train Nigerian Female Journalism Students on Investigative Journalism

🕔08:16, 1.Mar 2013

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

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UNEP Council Agrees to Create Access to Information Policy

🕔08:14, 1.Mar 2013

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

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Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Receiving Submissions

🕔08:10, 1.Mar 2013

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

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Pastor Bans Journalist from Church

🕔08:02, 1.Mar 2013

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

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