18 NGOs File intervention to Join Google’s Appeal Against Decision on “Right to be Forgotten”

18 NGOs File intervention to Join Google’s Appeal Against Decision on “Right to be Forgotten” Updated

🕔11:59, 13.Jun 2017

Eighteen non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from around the world, including Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have filed a motion to join google’s appeal to France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État) against the decision of La Commission Nationale Informatique et

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MFWA to Host 2-Day Media Conference, Awards Ceremony

MFWA to Host 2-Day Media Conference, Awards Ceremony Updated

🕔11:16, 13.Jun 2017

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will on October 27 and 28, 2017 host a media conference and awards ceremony, which will include discussions on challenges to online and offline free expression in West Africa; the rising phenomenon of

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AF* Organisations Call on African Governments to Renounce Internet Shutdown

AF* Organisations Call on African Governments to Renounce Internet Shutdown Updated

🕔10:15, 13.Jun 2017

The AF* organizations have called on African governments to reject the use of Internet shutdowns as a policy tool and engage in meaningful dialogue with all relevant stakeholders. The AF* organizations, comprising of African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), African Top

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Acting President Signs Executive Order to Promote of Transparency in the Business Environment

Acting President Signs Executive Order to Promote of Transparency in the Business Environment Updated

🕔10:03, 13.Jun 2017

Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on May 18, 2017, signed an executive order to create an enabling environment for businesses and entrench measures and strategies aimed at promoting transparency and efficiency in the business environment in Nigeria. The

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Workshop Adopts Principles on Network Disruptions, Launches ‘Policy Brief’ on Internet Shutdown

Workshop Adopts Principles on Network Disruptions, Launches ‘Policy Brief’ on Internet Shutdown Updated

🕔15:47, 7.Jun 2017

Policies aimed at addressing network disruptions in Africa should be developed in an open, inclusive and transparent manner, according to participants at a workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2017. The participants, who adopted principles for the development of

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WPFD 2017 Conference Calls on Stakeholders to Create Enabling Environment for Free Press to Thrive

WPFD 2017 Conference Calls on Stakeholders to Create Enabling Environment for Free Press to Thrive Updated

🕔13:08, 6.Jun 2017

Participants at the 2017 edition of the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Conference which took place in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, from May 1 to 4, 2017, have called on all stakeholders, to among other things create an enabling environment

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UNESCO Publishes Handbook for Covering Terrorism

UNESCO Publishes Handbook for Covering Terrorism Updated

🕔12:49, 6.Jun 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has released a new publication entitled “Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists,” to serve as a critical guide for those covering terrorist events, with a longer term objective of

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Applications for Falling Walls Fellowships for Journalists Opens

Applications for Falling Walls Fellowships for Journalists Opens Updated

🕔11:13, 6.Jun 2017

The Falling Walls (FW) fellowship is now receiving applications from professional journalists and experienced bloggers who write about science. In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, FW created the Falling Walls Fellowship for journalists and

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Nasarawa State Government Demolishes Private Radio Station, Action Condemned

Nasarawa State Government Demolishes Private Radio Station, Action Condemned Updated

🕔11:02, 6.Jun 2017

On May 20, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board (NUDB) demolished a structure hosting Breeze 99.9 FM, a private radio station based in Lafia, the State capital. The station is owened by Dr. Nawani

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‘Exempted Information Determined by FOI Act, Not by Civil Servants or Other Laws’ – MRA’s Programme Manager

‘Exempted Information Determined by FOI Act, Not by Civil Servants or Other Laws’ – MRA’s Programme Manager Updated

🕔10:07, 6.Jun 2017

Information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act are clearly spelt out by the Act and not subject to the discretion of civil servants or determined by other laws, according Mr. Ridwan Sulaimon, a Programme Manager at

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