FOI Act: Where His Lordship Got It Wrong

🕔08:15, 31.Jul 2013

By Edetaen Ojo[1] In a recent ruling, his lordship, Justice Gabriel O. Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja suggested that the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 was somehow defective because it provides in Section 1(2) that an applicant

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Press Statement: Judge Calls on National Assembly to Restrict Application of FOI Act

🕔12:56, 24.Jul 2013

A Federal High Court judge sitting in Abuja, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, has called on the National Assembly to amend the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to prevent persons who do not need information for specific reasons from applying for such

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NGOs Call on Federal Government to Take Urgent Steps to Qualify for Open Government Partnership

🕔13:56, 23.Jul 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Three Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), today called on the Federal Government and its relevant agencies to take urgent steps to comply with the eligibility requirements of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global initiative launched on

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National Assembly Drafts Bills for Constitutional Amendment Updated

🕔14:19, 17.Jul 2013

As part of the ongoing constitution review process, both Chambers of the National Assembly have produced separate draft amendments to the 1999 Constitution. The draft amendments follow hundreds of memoranda submitted by individuals and interest groups as well as a

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CGAP Calls for Photo Entries

🕔09:50, 12.Jul 2013

The Washington D. C based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), is calling for entries for its 2013 photo contest. The contest is aimed at highlighting stand-out photography from amateurs and professionals around the world depicting poverty alleviation and

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PAP Adopts Declaration to Launch Press Freedom Initiative in Africa

🕔07:47, 10.Jul 2013

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) has adopted a declaration to launch a campaign with the theme “Press Freedom for Development and Governance: Need for Reform” in all five Regions of Africa.  The Parliament also decided to establish an annual “PAP Award

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IRCE And FOJO Publish Online Report On Exiled Media

🕔07:35, 10.Jul 2013

Inter-Media Research and Consulting Europe (IRCE) and FOJO Media Institute (FOJO) have published online, an in-depth report on the challenges and training needs of exiled media practitioners. The purpose of the report is to assess the status and professional, ethical

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IREX Releases Africa’s MSI 2013 Index

🕔07:28, 10.Jul 2013

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)  on June 27, 2013 released its latest Africa Media Sustainability Index (MSI). IREX found out that traditional media still remains the preferred source of news. By “sustainability” IREX refers to the ability of

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WIPO Adopts Treaty for Visually Impaired, Disabled Persons

🕔07:28, 10.Jul 2013

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on June 27, 2013 adopted a landmark new treaty that boosts access to books for the benefit of hundreds of millions of people who are blind, visually impaired and print-disabled. The treaty, approved after

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IFEX, HRNJ-Uganda Protest Police Attacks, Call End to Impunity

🕔07:12, 10.Jul 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) and of its members, the Human Rights Network for Journalists, Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), have protested against violations of freedom of expression and assembly in Uganda. In a letter dated June 6, 2013 to President

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