Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lecturer Charged with Hate Speech, Granted Stringent Bail


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 State Police. Danfulani was accused by the Kaduna State government …

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Journalist Alleges Threat to Her Life by Ex Minister


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, Nigeria. Captain Iheanacho, who is a former Minister of State …

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UNESCO Appoints New ADG for Communication and Information


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 human rights expert, worked as UN Special Rapporteur for the Promotion …

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AFIC Elects New Governing Council


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 civil society may take to promote the right to information …

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