IFEX To Hold 18th General Meeting and Strategy Conference in Cambodia

🕔11:17, 9.Apr 2013

 The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will, from June 17 to 20, 2013, hold its 18th General Meeting and Strategy Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  These events provide IFEX members the opportunity to address emerging freedom of expression issues

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AfDB Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

🕔10:59, 9.Apr 2013

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched an Open Data Platform for 20 African countries.  The Platform is a user-friendly tool for extracting data, for creating and sharing country specific customized reports. It also provides a medium for visualizing data

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UN Launches Implementation Strategy to Guarantee Safety of Journalists

🕔10:58, 9.Apr 2013

The United Nations has launched its implementation strategy of the ‘UN Plan of Action on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity’ for the years 2013 and 2014.  The document also contains a detailed Work-Plan to put the

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MFWA to Rate West African Countries on Freedom Of Expression

🕔10:50, 9.Apr 2013

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in partnership with the US-based human rights  advocacy organisation, Freedom House Inc., will from 2014 analyse and rate all the 16 West African countries on conditions of freedom of expression in their respective

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UNESCO Launches ‘Women Make the News 2013’

🕔10:35, 9.Apr 2013

On March 8, 2013, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with international and regional partners, launched the annual Women Make the News (WMN) initiative with the theme, “Towards a Global Alliance on Media and Gender.”  The

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Key Telecommunication Players Seek to Advance Freedom of Expression and Privacy Rights

🕔10:26, 9.Apr 2013

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) has announced a two-year collaboration with a group of eight global companies that belong to the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy. GNI Executive Director Ms Susan Morgan said by working together,

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Ambassador Donahoe Endorses Access to Information as Essential to Freedom

🕔10:13, 9.Apr 2013

The importance of Access to Information in the lives of citizens received further affirmation from Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), as she canvassed for internet freedom that will make

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Rory Peck Awards 2013 Calls for Entries

🕔09:59, 9.Apr 2013

The Rory Peck Awards has announced its 2013 call for entries for freelance cameramen and camerawomen who have risked their lives to report news and current affairs. Entries are open for three categories which are: The Rory Peck Award for

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Nigerian Police Detain 2 Leadership Newspaper Reporters

🕔17:29, 8.Apr 2013

Lagos, Monday, April 8, 2013:  Two reporters with the Abuja-based daily ‘Leadership’ newspaper, Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzor Ukaibe, were today detained without charge at the ‘D’ Department (FCID) of the Nigeria Police in Abuja. The Group Managing Director

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