Groups Plan Freedom of Information Rally at National Assembly on September 26

🕔09:11, 23.Sep 2013

Civil society networks and groups in Nigeria are planning a Freedom of Information (FOI) rally on September 26, ahead of this year’s International Right to Know Day to press the National Assembly to be more transparent. Scheduled for 10am at

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Zambia to Host 2013 Pan African Conference on Access to Information

🕔15:00, 20.Sep 2013

The Republic of Zambia will from September 25 to 27, 2013 host the second regional ACTION (Access to Information) conference titled Leveraging Continental Developments to Enhance the Adoption of Access to Information Laws in Africa. The conference is being organized

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ICNL Announces Regional Fellowship for African Civil Society

🕔14:45, 12.Sep 2013

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) are now receiving applications for the African Civil Society Support Initiative Regional Fellowship Programme. The programme, which will be awarding three regional fellowships to

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The FOI Act Should Be The Envy Of Any Democracy, Says Judge (FOI Law Report 9)

🕔12:39, 12.Sep 2013

FOI Law Reports In the High Court of Justice of Benue State of Nigeria In the Benue State Judicial Division Holden at Makurdi July 15, 2013 Before his Lordship, Honourable Justice A. O. Onum, Judge Suit No. MHC/137/2013 Between: Rommy

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Media Rights Agenda hosts FOI Act Implementers Strategy Meeting

🕔10:00, 12.Sep 2013

LAGOS, Wednesday, September 11, 2013:   A two-day Freedom of Information (FOI) Act Implementers Strategy Meeting for civil society organizations engaged in various aspects of FOI work in Nigeria begins in Abuja on Monday, September 16, 2013. Organized by Media Rights

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Thomson Foundation Announces Young Journalist Award

🕔12:58, 11.Sep 2013

The Thomson Foundation is calling on young journalist from developing countries to apply for the Young Journalist Award. The new award is being sponsored by the Foundation on behalf of the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards. The award is

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MRA, 156 CSOs Urge US President to End Action Against Snowden

🕔12:55, 11.Sep 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) joined 156 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) worldwide on August 6, 2013 to send a joint letter to the United States President, Barrack Obama requesting the US government to stop pursuing whistleblower, Edward Snowden, and his

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PRTV Launches Presence on GOtv Nigeria

🕔12:41, 11.Sep 2013

Planet Radio TV (PRTV) entered into the Nigerian digital broadcasting sphere with its launch on 13 August 2013 on GOtv Nigeria digital broadcasting bouquet. PRTV signals will now be received as one of the channels available to GOtv subscribers in

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Activist Says Access to Education, Active Citizenry Guarantee Effective FOI

🕔12:37, 11.Sep 2013

Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, a human rights activist and Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said adequate access to education and an active citizenry will guarantee the operation of an effective Freedom of Information

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UNESCO Calls for Research Proposals on the Role of Internet Intermediaries

🕔12:32, 11.Sep 2013

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is calling for proposals from researchers and interested organisations that will help to identify principles for good practices and processes related to Internet intermediaries. These principles should protect freedom of expression

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