Security Officials Assault Newspaper Correspondent

🕔12:05, 28.Jan 2014

On January 24, 2014, in the premises of S.S Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija in Ibadan, south western Nigeria, officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) assaulted Mr. Adebayo Waheed, the Oyo State correspondent of “Leadership”

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Gunmen Shoot News Agency Photojournalist

🕔14:09, 16.Jan 2014

On January 13, 2014, at about 10.30PM local time, Mr. Callistus Ewelike, a photojournalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was shot in front of his house at Nyanya area of Abuja. He had just returned from covering the

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Deutsche Welle International Media Studies Master’s Program Calls for Applications

🕔12:36, 9.Jan 2014

Deutsche Welle (DW) International Media Studies Master’s Program has announced a call for applications to its 2014/2015 winter semester course. The Master’s Program is a four-semester, full-time program with a bilingual curriculum that’s  combines the disciplines media and development, journalism,

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World Press Institute Announces Fellowship for Journalists

🕔12:32, 9.Jan 2014

Applications for the 2014 World Press Institute (WPI) Fellowship Program for journalists are now open. The 2014 fellowship will begin in mid-August, 2014 and end in mid-October, 2014. The WPI fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It

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Kontax Offers Journalists, Media Houses Free Online Publishing Platform

🕔12:27, 9.Jan 2014

Kontax, a multilingual press release website available in 67 languages, last month launched an initiative in favour of global freedom of the press by allowing journalists and their media organizations to publish and distribute free of charge their articles and

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Publisher Calls for Submissions to a Festschrift to Celebrate the Life of Wole Soyinka

🕔12:24, 9.Jan 2014

Ben Bosah Books, an independent press organisation, has issued a call for contributions for a festschrift to celebrate the life of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in academia, letters and social activism in a multi-media book. The publishers said they

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UN General Assembly adopts Resolution on Journalists Safety, Proclaims November 2 as International Day to End Impunity

🕔12:19, 9.Jan 2014

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at its 68th Session held on December 18, 2013, adopted a landmark Resolution on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in which it also proclaimed November 2 as the International Day to End

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

🕔12:15, 9.Jan 2014

Deeply concerned that electronic surveillance, interception of digital communications and collection of personal data may negatively impact human rights, the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2013 adopted a consensus resolution strongly backing the right to privacy, calling on

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Writers Around the World Launch Appeal Against Mass Surveillance

🕔12:09, 9.Jan 2014

On December 10, 2013, the International Human Rights Day, 562 authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, from over 80 countries joined together to launch an appeal in defense of civil liberties against surveillance by corporations and governments. The five Nobel

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Senate Proposes 7 Year Jail-term for Incitement against Government on Social Media, Reverses Move

🕔12:07, 9.Jan 2014

Details of a Bill, which imposes a seven-year jail-term for social media critics found guilty of inciting the public against the government were made public last month by the Senate, the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly. The proposed

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