Another Ikeja High Court Judge Inducted into the ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

🕔09:10, 24.Jul 2017

Lagos, Monday, July 24, 2017:  Another Ikeja High Court judge, Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe, was today inducted into the “FOI Hall of Shame” for her recent decision which has the effect of barring requesters who have been ignored by public institutions

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Communique on ToT Workshop for CSOs on the OGP Process Updated

🕔14:33, 19.Jul 2017

Communique on ToT Workshop for CSOs on the OGP Process Training of Trainers Workshop on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria Organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) In partnership with Media Rights

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Report_ of_ the_ Special_ Rapporteur_ on_ the_ promotion_ and_ protection_ of_ the_ right_ to_ freedom_ of_ opinion_ and_ expression Updated

🕔09:54, 18.Jul 2017

 United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council   Thirty-fifth session 6-23 June 2017 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Report of the Special Rapporteur

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UNESCO launches online consultation on internet universality Updated

🕔01:57, 18.Jul 2017

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a global multi-stakeholder consultation to develop Internet Universality indicators which would cover the four fundamental norms and the cross-currents between them. The multi-stakeholder consultation is essential in other to tap into

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Journalist Detained Over Facebook Post Critical of a Legislator

Journalist Detained Over Facebook Post Critical of a Legislator Updated

🕔23:35, 17.Jul 2017

On the night of July 15, 2017, Mr. Danjuma Katsina was arrested and detained by the police in Katsina for his post on Facebook which was alleged to be critical Mansur Mashi, a newly-elected member of the House of Representatives

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UN Special Rapporteur Decries Rampant State Censorship Online, Recommends Actions

UN Special Rapporteur Decries Rampant State Censorship Online, Recommends Actions Updated

🕔23:31, 17.Jul 2017

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kaye, has expressed serious concerns on the  rate at which states are denying the public internet and communication

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IFEX Elect New Council at 25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting

IFEX Elect New Council at 25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting Updated

🕔15:54, 17.Jul 2017

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), the global freedom of expression network has elected a new set of Council members at its Annual General Meeting which took place in Montreal, Canada, from June 15 to 26, 2017. In addition,

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MRA Issues Guide to Legislative Advocacy

MRA Issues Guide to Legislative Advocacy Updated

🕔15:36, 17.Jul 2017

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has issued a 24-page advocacy toolkit for civil society organisations titled “A Guide to Conducting Legislative Advocacy at the National Assembly”. The toolkit seeks to galvanise civil society actors and empower them to engage in policy

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‘Rest and Refuge Scholarship’ Opens for Journalists  in Countries in Crisis

‘Rest and Refuge Scholarship’ Opens for Journalists  in Countries in Crisis Updated

🕔15:17, 17.Jul 2017

Journalists living in countries in crisis or war are eligible to apply for the Reporter Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontières, RSF) and Taz Panter Foundation new project ‘Rest and Refuge Scholarship’. The scholarship is open to Journalists who need a

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Media Experts to build Multi-stakeholder Network to Support Conducive Media Environment

Media Experts to build Multi-stakeholder Network to Support Conducive Media Environment Updated

🕔15:10, 17.Jul 2017

Experts Media and governance from 15 Sub-Saharan African countries have agreed to establish a multi-stakeholder network comprising of non-state actors to work with governments, parliamentarians, and other stakeholders to support a conducive legal, regulatory, and economic environment for media and

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