UK MPs Join Campaign to End Repression, Impunity in The Gambia

🕔11:43, 6.Aug 2013

The Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) campaign to end repression and impunity in Gambia has caught the attention of 24 British Members of the Parliament, who joined the campaign after an endorsement of a motion on July 3, 2013

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OGP Qualification: NGOs Call on FG to take Quick Action

🕔10:44, 6.Aug 2013

Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – Media Rights Agenda (MRA), BudgIT Nigeria, and Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) have called on the Federal Government to take quick action that will enable it qualify for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) membership.

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Online-Educa Berlin 2013 Registration Opens

🕔10:42, 6.Aug 2013

Online-Educa Berlin 2013 is calling on interested participants to register for the 19th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training. The conference which will be coming up in December 4-6, 2013 will be held at Hotel Intercontinental in Berlin,

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Sierra Leone Again Delays Passing FOI Bill

🕔10:39, 6.Aug 2013

The Government of Sierra Leone has again delayed action on the passage  of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill despite repeated assurances by President Ernest Bai Koroma who gave the latest of such assurance on July 5, 2013. According to

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UNESCO Launches Global Alliance on Media, Information Literacy

🕔10:38, 6.Aug 2013

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its partners from over 80 countries have agreed to join forces as a Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). The ground-breaking initiative was launched at the

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MacArthur Foundation Celebrates 35th Anniversary

🕔10:33, 6.Aug 2013

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation marked its 35th anniversary this year 2013, describing the occasion as a significant milestone  and a moment to reflect on its mission and achievements. In a letter signed by Robert L. Gallucci,

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ROOSTERGNN Launches First Global Bilingual Independent News Agency; Recruits Interns, Editorial Staff

🕔10:28, 6.Aug 2013

ROOSTERGNN has launched the first global bilingual and independent news agency and is now accepting internship applications. Interns will form part of a dynamic team of journalists and editors, publishing opinion articles from contributors worldwide. The bilingual news agency is

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Miles Morland Foundation Calls for Entries for Writers’ Scholarship

🕔10:28, 6.Aug 2013

The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) has set up an annual scholarship scheme to support writers who are in the early stages of their careers. The MMF is now calling for entries from interested applicants. Up to three Morland Writing Scholarships,

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UN Security Council Debates Journalists’ Safety

🕔10:23, 6.Aug 2013

The United Nation (UN) Security Council last month held an open debate at the UN headquarters in New York on the protection of journalists in conflict zones, amid an escalation in attacks against journalists around the world. The one-day meeting

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NPC Denies Trying to Gag the Press

🕔10:22, 6.Aug 2013

The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) has denied reports that it is being used by the state to muzzle the Nigerian media. The press statement which was released on July 30, 2013 was in response to The Punch editorial entitled ‘Back

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