Yearly Archives: 2016

IFJ Records Death of over 100 Journalists in 2016


The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has issued a report indicating that at least 100 journalists and media staff have been killed in 2016.  The list was divided into targeted and cross fire killings and accidental deaths. The victims cut across 20 different countries, which include: Afghanistan – David Gilkey,( …

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Rory Peck 2016 Award Winners Focus on Refugee Stories


Freelancers covering refugee stories have taken top honours at the Rory Peck Awards 2016, hosted by ITV’s Julie Etchingham and CNN’s Clarissa Ward at London’s Southbank.The Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony, are dedicated to the work of freelance cameramen and women in news and current affairs.  Internationally respected and …

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Publisher Arrested, Detained over Publication


On November 30, 2016, Mr. Friday Ogungbemi, publisher of a monthly community magazine, Policy and Lawmakers Magazine, was arrested and detained by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Lokoja, Kogi State. His arrest is suspected to be in connection with an article in the November 23 – …

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FOI Vault Catalogues FOI Requests, Responses


A web platform,, has been developed as a one-stop platform to catalogue  Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and responses. The platform is available to members of the public to share FOI experiences: upload FOI requests made as well as those for which they got responses. Users can also access information …

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