Stop Impunity Nigeria Campaign Convenes National Summit on Impunity

Stop Impunity Nigeria Campaign Convenes National Summit on Impunity Updated

🕔14:41, 10.Jun 2014

The Stop Impunity Nigeria Campaign will hold a two-day National Summit on Impunity in Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on June 24 and 25, 2014. The Summit will be chaired by former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammadu

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Global Voices Gets New Managing Editor as Solana Larsen Steps Down

Global Voices Gets New Managing Editor as Solana Larsen Steps Down Updated

🕔14:31, 10.Jun 2014

Global Voices’ longtime Managing Editor, Solana Larsen, stepped down at the end of May 2014 after seven years as the Managing Editor, citing personal reasons for her decision. She has been succeeded by Sahar Habib Ghazi. Larsen has opted to

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Nigerian, Others Shortlisted for Position of UN Special Rapporteur on Free Expression

Nigerian, Others Shortlisted for Position of UN Special Rapporteur on Free Expression Updated

🕔14:28, 10.Jun 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has released the names of shortlisted candidates for the position of Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. A Nigerian lawyer, Mr. Kingdom Nnamdi Okere is among the candidates.

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Nigeria Police Charge Reporter to Court over Article on Protest

Nigeria Police Charge Reporter to Court over Article on Protest Updated

🕔14:26, 10.Jun 2014

The Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Police charged the State correspondent of  the Daily Trust newspaper, Hir Joseph, to a Chief Magistrates Court in Lafia on May 12, 2014, accusing him of publishing “injurious falsehood”, contrary to section 393(1)

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SIF 2014 Participants Ask Governments to Respect Citizens’ Privacy

SIF 2014 Participants Ask Governments to Respect Citizens’ Privacy

🕔14:22, 10.Jun 2014

Participants rose from the third annual Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) in Sweden in May calling on governments around the world to strike a more appropriate balance between battling cybercrime and respecting the privacy of citizens. Participants relentlessly criticized the United

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WPFD 2014 Declaration holds Access to Information, Independent media, and Free Expression as Essential to Development

WPFD 2014 Declaration holds Access to Information, Independent media, and Free Expression as Essential to Development Updated

🕔14:15, 10.Jun 2014

The Paris Declaration, adopted at the 2014 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Conference organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France has affirmed that access to information, independent media, press freedom, and free expression

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Armed Men Attack TV Crew, Vandalize Vehicles, Broadcast Equipment

Armed Men Attack TV Crew, Vandalize Vehicles, Broadcast Equipment Updated

🕔14:12, 10.Jun 2014

Armed men brandishing various weapons, including guns, clubs and machetes, on May 24, 2014, attacked a crew of African Independent Television (AIT) in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State. The armed men smashed and destroyed the vehicles, cameras, recording equipment, including transmission

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Natural Resource Governance Institute Launched to Push for Transparency in Extractive Industries Globally

Natural Resource Governance Institute Launched to Push for Transparency in Extractive Industries Globally

🕔14:10, 10.Jun 2014

A new organization, known as Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), has been formed to champion the push for transparency in extractive industries and global governance reforms in natural resources. This is the result of a recent merger between the Revenue

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WAJA Launches 3-Year Gender Sensitive Reporting Training Project

WAJA Launches 3-Year Gender Sensitive Reporting Training Project

🕔14:07, 10.Jun 2014

The West African Journalists Association (WAJA), in May 2014 launched a three year gender sensitive reporting project titled ‘Women Reporting Women’.  The project which will end in December 2016 will target 32 journalists, mainly women to be trained as trainers

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ANCIR Holds Cross Examination Course for Investigative Reporters

ANCIR Holds Cross Examination Course for Investigative Reporters

🕔14:06, 10.Jun 2014

The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) is organizing a two-day workshop titled Cross Examination Course for Investigative Reporters. The course aims to equip journalists in Ghana with the skills to determine whether an interview source is telling the

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