Award for Excellence in African Storytelling: Call for Entries

Award for Excellence in African Storytelling: Call for Entries

🕔08:16, 19.Dec 2016

The International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) in conjunction with ONE and the Elliott family call for entries for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. The annual award is to honour an emerging journalist who tells

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Freedom on The Net 2016 Reports Govt Attacks on Communication Apps

Freedom on The Net 2016 Reports Govt Attacks on Communication Apps Updated

🕔14:40, 15.Dec 2016

The 2016 Freedom House annual Freedom on the Net report highlights a decline in Internet freedom around the world for the sixth consecutive year The report which focuses on communication apps under pressure points to governments increasingly going after messaging

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FOI Officers Identify Challenges, Proffer Solutions to Effective FOI Implementation.

FOI Officers Identify Challenges, Proffer Solutions to Effective FOI Implementation. Updated

🕔13:49, 15.Dec 2016

More than 90 participants drawn from federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as well as civil society organisations under the aegis of the Freedom of Information Coalition Nigeria (FOICN) have identified some of the challenges working against the effective implementation

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IFJ Records Death of over 100 Journalists in 2016

IFJ Records Death of over 100 Journalists in 2016 Updated

🕔13:32, 15.Dec 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

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Media, CSOs Call on Federal Govt to Enforce Compliance with FOI Act

Media, CSOs Call on Federal Govt to Enforce Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔13:19, 15.Dec 2016

Representatives of civil society organisations and the media from across the country have called on the Federal Government to take deliberate steps to enforce compliance with the Freedom of Information Act by public institutions. Specifically, they urged the Head of

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Group Decries Lack of Access to Public Procurement Information

Group Decries Lack of Access to Public Procurement Information

🕔12:58, 15.Dec 2016

A network of Civil Society organisations known as the Public Procurement Monitors Working Group (PPMWG) recently expressed its dissatisfaction with the lack of access to public procurement information. The group noted that the situation has continued to impinge on the

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Africa Commission Resolves to Protect Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet

Africa Commission Resolves to Protect Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet Updated

🕔12:41, 15.Dec 2016

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) has called on all stakeholders including national Governments, African Citizens and the Civil Society to protect Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet. This call comes in the wake of the 

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Rory Peck  2016 Award Winners Focus on Refugee Stories

Rory Peck 2016 Award Winners Focus on Refugee Stories Updated

🕔08:14, 15.Dec 2016

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

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Publisher Arrested, Detained over Publication

Publisher Arrested, Detained over Publication Updated

🕔08:10, 15.Dec 2016

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

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FOI Vault Catalogues FOI Requests, Responses

FOI Vault Catalogues FOI Requests, Responses Updated

🕔15:30, 13.Dec 2016

A web platform, www.foivault.com, 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

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