MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration

MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration

🕔14:02, 15.Jul 2014

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned last month the renewed onslaught on the Nigerian Press by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration with the arrest of newspaper workers, detention of media vehicles, confiscation of thousands of copies of newspapers and other forms

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Media Crack Down: Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Copies, Assault Distributors

Media Crack Down: Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Copies, Assault Distributors Updated

🕔13:06, 15.Jul 2014

For several days early in June 2014, armed soldiers and operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) embarked on a massive crackdown on media organizations around the country during which they stormed the premises of some major newspapers, assaulted media

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ALC Organizes Training Course on Leadership and Society

ALC Organizes Training Course on Leadership and Society Updated

🕔15:23, 14.Jul 2014

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is inviting applications from scholars and practitioners working in Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) to attend a 10-day course on Leadership and Society. The training which is in partnership with King’s College London, and the Open

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Initiators Seek Public Input into African Declaration on Internet Rights

Initiators Seek Public Input into African Declaration on Internet Rights Updated

🕔15:18, 14.Jul 2014

Inputs are being sought from Internet stakeholders from around the African continent and beyond into a draft “African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms” which outlines a set of principles that could inform internet laws, regulations and governance in Africa.

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APAI’s Campaign Website Re-Launched

APAI’s Campaign Website Re-Launched Updated

🕔15:16, 14.Jul 2014

The African Platform for Access to Information (APAI) has re-designed and re-launched its campaign website. The re-designed website contains the APAI Declaration in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese. The APAI Declaration, which was adopted by stakeholders at the end of

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Academic Journal Seeks Papers about African Media

Academic Journal Seeks Papers about African Media Updated

🕔15:13, 14.Jul 2014

The International Communication Association (ICA) has called for abstracts from potential authors for its oncoming special publication titled ‘Communication, Culture and Critique (CCC)’. It is intended to be a special issue on Africa, Media and Globalization. According to ICA, this

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African Civil Society Conference 2014 to Hold in Washington DC

African Civil Society Conference 2014 to Hold in Washington DC

🕔15:09, 14.Jul 2014

The United States capital, Washington D.C. will be hosting the 2014 African Civil Society Conference coming up on August 5 and 6, 2014. The conference which is tagged “Towards an Action Program for Democracy” is an important platform for leading

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WAN-IFRA Announces More Entries into World Young Reader Prize Competition

WAN-IFRA Announces More Entries into World Young Reader Prize Competition Updated

🕔15:07, 14.Jul 2014

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced supplementary entries for projects and initiatives that attract people under the age of 25 to news for its oncoming World Young Reader Prizes. The competition seeks to honour those

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UNESCO Seeks International Campaign Coordinator

UNESCO Seeks International Campaign Coordinator Updated

🕔15:03, 14.Jul 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of an International Campaign Coordinator. The Coordinator will lead UNESCOs work on the development of an international campaign strategy to observe

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UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution on Business and Human Rights

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution on Business and Human Rights Updated

🕔15:01, 14.Jul 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution last month which will require transnational corporations and other businesses to abide by human rights norms and standards through a legally binding instrument. Adopted on June 26, 2014 in the face

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