Oyo State Government, House of Assembly Appeal Ruling Over Domestication of FOI Act

🕔09:39, 9.Jan 2014

The Oyo State Government and the State House of Assembly have appealed to the Court of Appeal against the ruling of an Ibadan High Court which held that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all levels of government and

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Rights Groups Protest Criminal Defamation before African Court

🕔09:37, 9.Jan 2014

A large group of media and human rights organizations in Africa came together last month in Arusha, Tanzania, to address growing concerns over the use of criminal defamation laws to censor journalists and others in Africa before the African Court

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IFJ Makes Desperate Call to End Impunity against Journalists

🕔09:30, 9.Jan 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) made a desperate call to governments across the world last month to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff. The call was made as IFJs released its 23rd annual list that shows

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HREA Introduces ICT Course for NGOs

🕔09:25, 9.Jan 2014

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) presents course E065 titled ‘Use of ICTs and Social Media for Human Rights Work’ for information and communication staff members of NGOs and inter-governmental organisations. The e-learning course comes up from February 12 to April

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MRA, PPDC Ask Court to Compel Federal Attorney General to Prosecute NCAA for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information

🕔09:08, 9.Jan 2014

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and its partner organization, Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos last month asking the court to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to initiate criminal proceedings

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NBC Threatens to Sanction Radio, TV Stations Operating ‘Illegally’

🕔09:04, 9.Jan 2014

The regulatory agency for broadcasting in Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), last month threatened to sanction Government and privately owned radio and television stations around the country alleged to be operating illegally without valid licenses. In a “Public Notice”

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