Court Directs NGOs to put National Assembly ‘On Notice’ Over Motion to Restrain it From Passing Anti-Social Media Bill Updated

🕔09:57, 24.Mar 2016

LAGOS, Thursday, March 24, 2016: A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed that the National Assembly be “put on notice” before the court would consider an application seeking to restrain both the Senate and House of Representatives from passing

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Lecturer Charged with Hate Speech, Granted Stringent Bail

Lecturer Charged with Hate Speech, Granted Stringent Bail Updated

🕔09:26, 24.Mar 2016

Dr. John Danfulani, a vocal, anti-government, Political Science Lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Kaduna, North-West Nigeria has been arrested on charges of hate speech over a Facebook post. He was arrested after turned himself in following an invitation by the Kaduna

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CIMA Releases Report on Survey of Journalists Security in the Digital World

CIMA Releases Report on Survey of Journalists Security in the Digital World Updated

🕔12:51, 23.Mar 2016

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) released a report on the survey of journalist security in the digital world highlighting the effects of the advent of the digital world on journalism. The survey was carried out among journalists around

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Call for Grant Proposals, Multi-Stakeholder Participation for FASTAfrica

Call for Grant Proposals, Multi-Stakeholder Participation for FASTAfrica Updated

🕔12:42, 23.Mar 2016

The Web We Want and the Alliance for Affordable Internet are forming a network of activists across Africa and international experts who will campaign together for more affordable Internet access in Africa. Tagged FASTAfrica, where FAST means Fast, Affordable, Safe,

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Journalist Alleges Threat to Her Life by Ex Minister

Journalist Alleges Threat to Her Life by Ex Minister Updated

🕔10:08, 23.Mar 2016

Ms Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna, a freelance journalist, has alleged threat to her life by Captain Emmanuel Ihenancho for exposing the dredging activities of his company which has allegedly caused cracks in houses in the Irede Community close to Apapa in Lagos,

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MRA, Other CSOs Call For Transparency in Recovery and Management of Looted Assets

MRA, Other CSOs Call For Transparency in Recovery and Management of Looted Assets Updated

🕔15:56, 22.Mar 2016

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has joined a group of other civil society organizations in calling on the Nigerian Government to ensure transparency in the recovery and management of corruptly acquired assets to stem the vicious cycle of re-looting of previously

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Musicians Commemorate Music Freedom Day 2016 around the World in Defense of Artistic Freedom

Musicians Commemorate Music Freedom Day 2016 around the World in Defense of Artistic Freedom Updated

🕔15:35, 22.Mar 2016

Numerous events were held around the world to defend artistic freedom and commemorate this year’s Music Freedom Day celebrated globally on March 3. Taking off in Peshawar, one of the most dangerous places in the world for musicians, Music Freedom

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UNESCO Appoints New ADG for Communication and Information

UNESCO Appoints New ADG for Communication and Information Updated

🕔12:07, 22.Mar 2016

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed Frank La Rue as its new Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information. This development was announced by UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova. Mr La Rue, a trained lawyer, journalist and renowned

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2016 PEN International/New Voices Award Now Open for Submissions

2016 PEN International/New Voices Award Now Open for Submissions

🕔11:38, 22.Mar 2016

The PEN International/New Voices Award has called for submissions for its 2016 edition. The award is open to young writers unpublished writers aged 18-30 who must be nominated by their local PEN Centre as PEN International cannot receive entries directly from candidates.

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AFIC Elects New Governing Council

AFIC Elects New Governing Council Updated

🕔10:52, 22.Mar 2016

In a two-day General Assembly held in Kampala, Uganda, on March 3 and 4, 2016, the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) brought together 39 representatives from all over Africa to learn from each other and brainstorm about actions that

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