Yearly Archives: 2015

PAMED Asks Nigerian Senate to Drop Frivolous Petitions Bill

The Partnership for Media and Democracy in Nigeria (PAMED) has carefully studied the content of the Frivolous Petitions (Prohibition, etc.) Bill, 2015 sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South Senatorial District. Following the painstaking study, the PAMED comprising the Institute of Media and Society (IMESO), Media Rights Agenda …

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Prison Officials Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

On November 12, 2015 at 2.00pm local time, about ten officials of the Nigerian Prison Service from Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), descended on Mr. Emmanuel Elebeke, a Vanguard newspaper correspondent at the premises of Court 2 of the FCT High Court, Maitama in Abuja. They …

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Entries Open for WSCIJ Investigative Reporting Award


The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Awards for Investigative Reporting. The annual event will honour works that involve reporting on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses or on the failure of regulatory agencies. The 2015 edition plans to …

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MRA Commends Nigerian Government, Others for Co-sponsoring Resolution on Access to Information Day at UNESCO

Lagos, Wednesday, October 21, 2015:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today commended the Governments of Nigeria, Angola and Morocco for co-sponsoring a resolution passed by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommending to its General Conference to proclaim September 28 as “International Access to …

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Leiden University Seeks PhD candidate in ERC StG project

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The Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University, Netherlands is seeking a PhD candidate in the European Research Council Starting Grant Project titled “Democratic Secrecy: A Philosophical Study of the Role of Secrecy in Democratic Governance”. The successful candidate will work on this research project which aims to …

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