New EU Trade Bill Threatens Freedom of Expression

New EU Trade Bill Threatens Freedom of Expression Updated

🕔10:14, 22.Jul 2015

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and journalists’ associations have warned that the new European Union (EU) Trade Bill being discussed in the European Parliament could endanger freedom of expression and information throughout Europe. NGOs also warned that the new law will prevent

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WAN-IFRA Dedicates 2015 Golden Pen of Freedom to Journalists Killed in Line of Duty

WAN-IFRA Dedicates 2015 Golden Pen of Freedom to Journalists Killed in Line of Duty Updated

🕔10:01, 22.Jul 2015

In recognition of the supreme sacrifice paid by journalists killed in the line of duty, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on June 1, 2015 dedicated the 2015 Golden Pen of Freedom, its annual press freedom award,

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Broadcasters, Publishers Express Concern Over UK’s New Extremism Bill

Broadcasters, Publishers Express Concern Over UK’s New Extremism Bill Updated

🕔09:44, 22.Jul 2015

Broadcasters, programme makers and publishers have expressed concerns regarding the United Kingdom’s government’s plans for the new Extremism Bill outlined in the Queen Elizabeth II’s Speech. The draft law was included in the Queen’s speech on May 27 and is

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Croatian HND Establishes Centre for Protection of Freedom of Expression   

Croatian HND Establishes Centre for Protection of Freedom of Expression   Updated

🕔09:37, 22.Jul 2015

The Croatian Journalists’ Association (Hrvatsko novinarsko društvo, HND) has established the Centre for Protection of Freedom of Expression to ensure and improve legal protection of journalists. It has also invited interested lawyers and other professionals wishing to help protect freedom

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Alliance for Science Launches Journalism Fellowship

Alliance for Science Launches Journalism Fellowship Updated

🕔09:23, 22.Jul 2015

The Alliance for Science at Cornell University has launched its agricultural science journalism fellowships and is accepting applications from qualified journalists. The program seeks to promote in-depth, contextualized reporting on topics/issues related to food security, crop production, biotechnology and sustainable

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UNESCO partners with Inter-American System of Human Rights for Impunity Day Conference

UNESCO partners with Inter-American System of Human Rights for Impunity Day Conference

🕔09:09, 22.Jul 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is collaborating with the Inter-American System of Human Rights to hold an international conference in San José, Costa Rica on October 9 and 10, 2015 as an advance commemoration of the

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UNESCO Hosts International Seminar on Community Media Sustainability

UNESCO Hosts International Seminar on Community Media Sustainability

🕔08:58, 22.Jul 2015

UNESCO will host an international seminar titled “Community Media Sustainability: Strengthening Policies and Funding” from September 14 to 15, 2015 at its Headquarters in Paris, France. The seminar plans to reunite broadcasting regulators, community and public media professionals, civil society

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Journalists Invited to Apply for Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015

Journalists Invited to Apply for Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 Updated

🕔08:50, 22.Jul 2015

Professional and amateur journalists are being called to apply for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize by submitting their written TV, Radio or blog entries by August 2015. Established in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize was created to celebrate the

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UNESCO Launches Publication on Countering Hate Speech Online

UNESCO Launches Publication on Countering Hate Speech Online Updated

🕔08:44, 22.Jul 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has released a new publication titled “Countering Hate Speech Online” as part of its ongoing series on Internet Freedom. The Publication was presented during the “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization

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CCB Declines FOI Request, Cites ‘Personal Privacy’

CCB Declines FOI Request, Cites ‘Personal Privacy’ Updated

🕔08:06, 21.Jul 2015

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on June 30, 2015 declined a Freedom of Information request made to it on behalf of the Stop Impunity Nigeria (S.I.N) Campaign by the Centre for Social Justice (CENSOJ), for access to the asset

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