Workshop on Freedom of Expression and Internet in Africa to Hold in Banjul

Workshop on Freedom of Expression and Internet in Africa to Hold in Banjul Updated

🕔10:06, 22.Mar 2016

The Working Group of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in collaboration with the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) will hold a workshop on Freedom of Expression and the Internet in Africa in Banjul, The Gambia,

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Civil Society Groups Launch New Platform to Monitor Threats Against Female Journalists

Civil Society Groups Launch New Platform to Monitor Threats Against Female Journalists Updated

🕔09:28, 22.Mar 2016

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in conjunction with the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) have launched a special Women’s Reporting Point to address the growing threats facing women journalists in the online and offline world in

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Applications Open for World Bank-Annenberg Institute in Reform Communication

Applications Open for World Bank-Annenberg Institute in Reform Communication Updated

🕔09:28, 22.Mar 2016

The World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute 2016 in Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment, a 10-day program to be held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from May 23 to June 3, 2016, is accepting applications from interested candidates. The

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ACHPR Calls on Nigeria to Decriminalize Defamation, Amend Laws Limiting FOI

ACHPR Calls on Nigeria to Decriminalize Defamation, Amend Laws Limiting FOI Updated

🕔07:39, 22.Mar 2016

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has called on the Nigerian Government to decriminalize defamation and amend other laws in the statute books that restrict access to information, to bring them into conformity with the Freedom of

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EiE Sues Lagos State Ministry of Justice Over Information Denial

EiE Sues Lagos State Ministry of Justice Over Information Denial Updated

🕔06:27, 22.Mar 2016

A non-governmental organization, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), lodged a suit against the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation before the Federal High Court in Lagos over the Ministry’s refusal to provide information to

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Judicial Officials Invited to Register for Online Course

Judicial Officials Invited to Register for Online Course

🕔03:42, 22.Mar 2016

UNESCO and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are calling on operators of the justice systems in Latin America, particularly judges, to register for the massive open online course (MOOC) on issues

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UNESCO Second World Trends Report Launched in Oslo

UNESCO Second World Trends Report Launched in Oslo

🕔05:51, 21.Mar 2016

The second edition of UNESCO’s report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development was launched in an academic seminar at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Høgskolen i Oslo og Aker shus (HiOA) in Norway.

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Freemuse Releases Report on Censorship, Attacks on Artistic Freedom In 2015

Freemuse Releases Report on Censorship, Attacks on Artistic Freedom In 2015 Updated

🕔03:55, 21.Mar 2016

Freemuse, an independent international membership organisation advocating and defending artistic freedom, has released its annual statistics on censorship and attacks on artistic freedom in 2015 which shows that artists in many countries increasingly face attacks on their rights to freedom of

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Global FOI Sestercentennial Symposium Calls For Papers

Global FOI Sestercentennial Symposium Calls For Papers Updated

🕔03:42, 21.Mar 2016

In celebration of  the 250th anniversary of the world’s first Freedom of Information law which was passed in 1766 and covered both Sweden and Finland at the time, a sestercentennial symposium is being organised by the Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles,

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NHRC Inaugurates Committee to Investigate Hate Speech, Electoral Violence in 2015 Elections

NHRC Inaugurates Committee to Investigate Hate Speech, Electoral Violence in 2015 Elections Updated

🕔19:29, 20.Mar 2016

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), with support from the MacArthur Foundation, has inaugurated a Special Investigation Panel to investigate all alleged cases of Hate Speech and Election-related Violence in Nigeria’s 2015 elections. The Special Investigation Panel of the NHRC

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