Prison Official Assaults Journalists Covering High Court

Prison Official Assaults Journalists Covering High Court Updated

🕔14:44, 29.Jun 2016

On June 28, 2016, a prison official, Mr. A. A. Teriba, assaulted some journalists who attempted to take photographs of a convicted armed robber, Femi Adebowale, who was sentenced to death by hanging by a Lagos High Court sitting in

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Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court

Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court Updated

🕔13:00, 28.Jun 2016

On June 27, 2016, security aides to Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, assaulted photo journalists who wanted to take shots when Dr. Saraki and his deputy, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu arrived the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja. Both

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Niger-Delta Militants Attack Radio Station

Niger-Delta Militants Attack Radio Station Updated

🕔12:52, 24.Jun 2016

On June 23, 2016, Niger-Delta militants comprising of some members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded the premises of Rhythm FM Radio/Silverbird Television stations in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital in

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World Bank says it Remains Committed to implementation of Access to Information (ATI)

World Bank says it Remains Committed to implementation of Access to Information (ATI) Updated

🕔09:17, 20.Jun 2016

The World Bank (WB) says it remains fully committed to the implementation of access to information (ATI) in its client countries. World Bank Vice President (VP), Jan Walliser, made the claim in a response to a petition to the Bank

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FOI Advocates Ask World Bank To Reverse Downgrade of Its Access to Information Programme

FOI Advocates Ask World Bank To Reverse Downgrade of Its Access to Information Programme Updated

🕔10:39, 9.Jun 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016:  African Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates, supported by their counterparts around the world, have launched a campaign for a reversal of the decision by the World Bank to downgrade its access to information programme. In a

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Icon of Belarusian rock music, Lavon Volski, wins 2016 Freemuse Award

Icon of Belarusian rock music, Lavon Volski, wins 2016 Freemuse Award

🕔15:16, 3.Jun 2016

Lavon Volski was presented the 2016 Freemuse Award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on May 8, 2016. He was given the award in recognition of his contribution towards the push for freedom as a democratic Belarusian through his music. Ole

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Special Rapporteur Urges African Countries to Ensure Freedom of Expression and ATI

Special Rapporteur Urges African Countries to Ensure Freedom of Expression and ATI

🕔14:35, 3.Jun 2016

Advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, has called on African countries to amend their constitutions and laws in order to bring them in line with regional and international standards on

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