Nobert Zongo Press Centre Calls for Applications for Investigative Journalism Prize

🕔14:49, 14.Oct 2013

The Norbert Zongo National Press Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,  is calling for application from qualified journalist across Africa for the Nobert Zongo Prize for Investigative Journalism. The award of excellence was established by the Norbert Zongo National Press Centre

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MRA Establishes Network of Lawyers to Provide Free Legal Assistance in FOI Cases

🕔14:47, 14.Oct 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has announced the establishment of a national Network of Lawyers to provide pro bono legal services to citizens around the country who are wrongfully denied access to information. MRA’s Executive Director, Mr. Edetaen Ojo, announced the

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GNI Gets New Members from Diverse Sectors

🕔14:43, 14.Oct 2013

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) says new members from diverse sectors have joined its network, including companies, civil society organizations, investors, and academics, in a  collaborative effort to protect freedom of expression and privacy online. The new members are: Procera

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PPDC Petitions NASS, AGF over Ministry’s Prohibitive Charges for Information

🕔14:36, 14.Oct 2013

The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), a non-government organization monitoring public contracting and procurements processes, has petitioned the National Assembly and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF)  over the prohibitive charges  demanded by the Ministry of Mines and Steel

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Group Calls on Nigerians to Put an End to Impunity

🕔13:44, 14.Oct 2013

The Stop Impunity in Nigeria (S.I.N) campaign has called on Nigerians to put an end to  impunity by paying more attention to their patriotic, civic and ethical obligation. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the

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Columbia University Calls for Application from Journalists

🕔13:24, 14.Oct 2013

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at the University of Columbia in New York, is accepting applications from journalists for the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP).  Journalists from low-income countries can apply for the programme, which begins in August

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FAIR Announces 2013 African Investigative Journalism Award

🕔13:22, 14.Oct 2013

The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) has announced the opening of entries for the 2013 African Investigative Journalism Awards. Journalists from print and electronic media are invited to submit applications for the awards. The submitted journalistic item or extract from a

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MRA Executive Director Appointed to International Advisory Committee of UNESCO Safety of Journalists Online Project

🕔13:20, 14.Oct 2013

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mr. Edetaen Ojo, has been selected to serve as a member of the International Advisory Committee for the UNESCO project on “The Safety of Online Media Actors Doing Journalism.” The International Advisory

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New Rating Shows Increase in Number, Quality of Right to Information Laws

🕔13:14, 14.Oct 2013

A recent rating conducted by the Madrid-based Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), based in Halifax, Canada, shows that there is substantial increase in the number and quality of Right to Information (RTI) laws

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CSOs, Media Urged to Take Advantage of Social Media for More Effective Advocacy

🕔13:05, 14.Oct 2013

Civil society organizations and the media have been called upon to improve their knowledge of various social media platforms in order to take advantage of them to improve their advocacy activities. Ms Foluke Adegbite, Programme Officer at Media Rights Agenda

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