IFEX Launches 2013 International Day to End Impunity, Nigeria to be Highlighted

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) today [October 31, 2013] launched the start of its 2013 anti-impunity campaign ahead of the third annual “International Day to End Impunity” (IDEI) during which it will profile the case of Nigerian human

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Groups Make FOI Requests to NCAA for Records of Purchase of Bullet-Proof Cars

🕔17:26, 21.Oct 2013

LAGOS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) have submitted a joint Freedom of Information request to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) asking for detailed information on the procurement records for the

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MRA Executive Director Calls for Guiding Principles on Internet Regulation in Africa

🕔14:34, 15.Oct 2013

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo, has called on Internet governance stakeholders in Africa to develop and establish regional guiding principles  to assist African Governments seeking to adopt national legislation to regulate Internet and digital communication.

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African Group May Sponsor Resolution for UNESCO Endorsement of APAI Declaration

🕔15:30, 14.Oct 2013

The African Group, comprising permanent national delegations of African countries to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, is considering various options of support to the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) Declaration as

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The Mode of Challenging Denial of Access to Information under the FOI Act is by Application for Judicial Review, Says Court Updated

🕔15:19, 14.Oct 2013

In the High Court of Justice, Oyo State of Nigeria In the Ibadan Judicial Division Holden at Ibadan Monday, the 28th of May, 2012 Before the Honourable Justice P. O. Ige, Court 11 Suit No. 1/778/2011 Between: The Registered Trustees

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Entries Open for WSCIJ Investigative Reporting Award

🕔15:13, 14.Oct 2013

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is now accepting submissions for its eighth annual Awards for Investigative Reporting. The Awards reward and honour the works of outstanding Nigerian journalists whose news stories expose corruption, regulatory failures and human

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Rory Peck Trust Unveils Presenters for 2013 Awards

🕔15:07, 14.Oct 2013

The Rory Peck Trust has unveiled its presenters for the Rory Peck Awards slated to take place on November 20, 2013 at London’s British Film Institute (BFI) in Southbank, London. Ms Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent and ABC News

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APAI Calls on Zambian Government to Enact ATI Law

🕔15:00, 14.Oct 2013

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) has called on the Zambian Government to enact an Access to Information (ATI) Law following the government’s numerous promises to do so since its election in 2011. The call was made during

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Standard, Paris Review Call for Applications for Writer-in-Residence Programme

🕔14:54, 14.Oct 2013

The Standard and The Paris Review are calling for applications to their first Writer-in-Residence programme, scheduled to hold in the first three weeks of January 2014. The writer-in-residence programme is open to writers of poetry or prose as well as

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Police Arrest Publisher over Corruption Reports on FCT Minister

🕔14:52, 14.Oct 2013

The Nigerian Police arrested the publisher of Desert Herald newspaper, Mr. Tukur Mamu, in Kaduna on September 3, 2013 over corruption allegations against the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohamed. Mr. Mamu was denied access

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