FOI: NCAA Refuses to Disclose Procurement Records for Purchase of Bullet-Proof Cars

🕔10:12, 28.Nov 2013

Lagos, Thursday, November 28, 2013: The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said it cannot release the procurement records for the purchase of two controversial bullet proof cars to two non-governmental organizations seeking access to them because releasing them would

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Media Rights Monitor

🕔14:03, 23.Nov 2013

Media Rights Monitor is Media Rights Agenda’s monthly journal on freedom of expression, press freedom and access to information . It is published and circulated electronically. If you wish to receive the journal by email, please Subscribe to our newsletter. Click on

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UNESCO Launches Video on Global Alliance on Media and Gender

UNESCO Launches Video on Global Alliance on Media and Gender Updated

🕔10:30, 14.Nov 2013

As part of efforts to promote gender equality in the Media, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) and its partners have launched a video calling for action on gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media in

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UNESCO Calls for Nominations for Memory of the World International Register

🕔11:37, 12.Nov 2013

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting new nomination proposals for inscription on its Memory of the World International Register. The Register is a list of library collections and archive holdings of world significance, which was

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MRA Executive Director Calls on Nigerian Journalists to Increase Investigative Reporting

🕔11:28, 12.Nov 2013

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda, Edetaen Ojo, has called on journalists in Nigeria to take advantage of the Freedom of Information Act to advance investigative reporting in the country. Ojo spoke while training journalists from the print and

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UNESCO Commission Holds International Workshop on Freedom of Expression on the Internet

🕔10:58, 12.Nov 2013

The German Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information at the University of Hamburg will convene in December 2013 an international workshop to promote and inform current debates on approaches to handling online content

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UNESCO Launches Social Media Discussion Page for Freedom of Expression Toolkit

🕔10:54, 12.Nov 2013

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a discussion group on the popular social networking site, Facebook, for the recently released “Freedom of Expression Toolkit: A Guide for Students”. The discussion group was launched by UNESCO

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MRA Mentors CSOs on FOI Implementation

🕔10:39, 12.Nov 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA), in its goal to ensure the effective implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act in Nigeria, has initiated a mentoring programme for civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the areas of democratic governance across the

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Call for Entries for 2014 Caine Prize for Africa Writing Award

🕔10:35, 12.Nov 2013

Applications are invited from individuals who are nationals of an African country, were born in Africa or whose parents are African for the annual Caine Prize for Africa Writing. The winning prize will be awarded at a ceremony which will

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Access Info Europe Wins Battle for Greater Transparency of EU Council

🕔10:28, 12.Nov 2013

Access Info Europe has won the legal battle for greater transparency of the legislative processes of the Council of the European Union (EU) in Brussels with the ruling of the European Court of Justice in its favour. The Court  rejected

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