Wole Soyinka Media Centre Holds 2013 Media Lecture Series

🕔14:01, 12.Jun 2013

The Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) holds its 5th media lecture series on July 31, 2013. The theme of this year’s lecture is The Freedom of Information Act and the Dictatorship of Corruption and Mediocrity. According to Motunrayo

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CIMA Launches Report on Media Owners, Journalism Ethics

🕔14:01, 12.Jun 2013

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has released its report on the study of the ethics of news media owners and executives. The report was submitted by Eugene L. Meyer, an award-winning

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Nigeria Makes Progress on the Net despite Harsh Media Environment

🕔13:46, 12.Jun 2013

Nigeria made remarkable progress in its information and communications technology (ICT) sector in 2011 which saw the heightened use of ICTs during the April 2011 general elections and the establishment, the same year, of the Ministry of Information and Communication

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UN Member States Urged to Review Restrictive Laws on Artistic Free Expression

🕔13:37, 12.Jun 2013

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms Farida Shaheed, has called on all member states to critically review their legislation and practices which impose restrictions on the right to freedom of artistic expression and

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Rapporteurs Adopt Joint Declaration on Protection of Free Expression, Diversity in Digital Terrestrial Transition

🕔13:29, 12.Jun 2013

Four International Rapporteurs on Freedom of Expression, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2013, met in San José, Costa Rica and adopted a Joint Declaration on protection of freedom of expression and diversity in the

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CSOs in Africa to Facilitate Public Debates on OGP

🕔13:01, 12.Jun 2013

Civil society participants at the first Open Government Partnership (OGP) Africa regional meeting in Kenya have agreed to facilitate media and public debates about the OGP in their respective countries. This will support the OGP Africa agenda for promoting open

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Police Assault Journalist

🕔13:00, 12.Jun 2013

Two policemen attached to the Sabo Police Division in Lagos assaulted Mr. Samson Folarin, on May 14, 2013. Mr. Folarin, a correspondent with The Punch newspaper was taking photographs of one of the policemen in a brawl with a commercial

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WPGA Call for Award Entries

🕔12:34, 12.Jun 2013

The Worldwide Photo Gallery Award (WPGA) is calling on photographers working in all media to submit their work to the 5th Edition of The WPGA Annual Pollux Awards. Photographs can be submitted as series or single images. All images are

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CPJ Ranks Nigeria Poorly on Impunity Index

🕔12:26, 12.Jun 2013

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has ranked Nigeria poorly on its 2013 impunity index. The global index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population ranked Nigeria number 11 from 12 worst countries of impunity. Impunity

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SSS Investigates Journalists Death Threat

🕔12:18, 12.Jun 2013

The State Security Service (SSS) in Kano State on May 1, 2013 opened an investigation into the death threat to the executive members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kano chapter, following the Union’s petition. The State Union Chairman filed

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