UN Canvasses Online Privacy Protection

UN Canvasses Online Privacy Protection Updated

🕔09:55, 8.Dec 2014

The United Nations has called on all Member States involved in online mass surveillance to provide detailed and evidence-based justification for the systematic interference of their citizens’ privacy. This call was made by Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and

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WAN-IFRA Holds Annual Congress

WAN-IFRA Holds Annual Congress Updated

🕔09:50, 8.Dec 2014

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will hold its 67th World News Media Congress in June 2015. This prestigious event features three events in one including the 22nd World Editors Forum and 25th World Advertising Forum in June

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New OGP Regional CSO Coordinator for Africa, Middle East Appointed

New OGP Regional CSO Coordinator for Africa, Middle East Appointed Updated

🕔09:41, 8.Dec 2014

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has announced the appointment of Maureen Kariuki  as its Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Ms Kariuki’s appointment was announced on November 25, 2014 by OGP’s Director

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Harstad City in Norway to Host Persecuted Musician Living in Exile

Harstad City in Norway to Host Persecuted Musician Living in Exile Updated

🕔09:09, 8.Dec 2014

The city of Harstad in Norway will soon host a Freemuse nominee musician and his family currently living in exile. Having been unanimously declared by politicians, among others as the “world’s first safe city for musicians”, the organizers of the

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Wole Soyinka Centre Holds 9th Investigative Reporting Awards

Wole Soyinka Centre Holds 9th Investigative Reporting Awards Updated

🕔13:44, 7.Dec 2014

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is scheduled to hold the 2014 edition of its annual Investigative Reporting Awards programme on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the main hall of the Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association, Ikeja, Lagos at

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AMI, URI to Establish Africa Peace and Conflict Network for Journalists

AMI, URI to Establish Africa Peace and Conflict Network for Journalists Updated

🕔19:14, 5.Dec 2014

The African Media Initiative (AMI) and the United Religions Initiative (URI) have agreed to work together to establish a network of journalists that focuses on peace and conflict issues in Africa. The Regional Director of the URI, Ambassador Mussie Hailu, and the

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‘Generation Open Symposium’ Supports Magna Carta for the Web

‘Generation Open Symposium’ Supports Magna Carta for the Web Updated

🕔18:40, 5.Dec 2014

Delegates at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Generation Open Symposium have endorsed the crowdsourcing call made by the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW), Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to create a Magna Carta for the Web. The symposium, which is

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City University Calls for Applications for McGraw Fellowship in Business Journalism

City University Calls for Applications for McGraw Fellowship in Business Journalism

🕔15:27, 5.Dec 2014

The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism is calling for applications for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center Fellowship for Business Journalism. The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage

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UNESCO Holds Conference on the Internet and Free Expression, Privacy, Ethics

UNESCO Holds Conference on the Internet and Free Expression, Privacy, Ethics Updated

🕔14:34, 5.Dec 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will organize an international multi-stakeholder conference in March 2015 to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues at its headquarters in Paris, France.  The conference titled “CONNECTing

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Nigeria Now Eligible to Join Open Government Partnership

Nigeria Now Eligible to Join Open Government Partnership Updated

🕔14:31, 5.Dec 2014

Nigeria is now eligible to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP) under the recently released and updated eligibility criteria for 2014. According to the OGP Secretariat, following the release of the updated Eligibility Criteria for 2014, many countries have seen their

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