Monthly Archives: September 2017

MRA Names NAFDAC Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Health and Wellbeing of All Nigerians at Risk

Lagos, Monday, September 25, 2017:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) this week’s inductee into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, contending that the agency’s sundry acts of non-compliance with the FOI Act suggest that the health …

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JIMEL Calls for Papers on Fake News, Weaponized Defamation

The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law (JIMEL), in association with the Southwestern Law Review, and Southwestern International Law Journal is now accepting papers on Fake News and Weaponized Defamation. The intended Papers are expected to have an international or comparative focus that engage historical, contemporary or emerging issues …

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Oxford Internet Institute Calls for Papers on Reframing ‘Fake News’

The Oxford Internet institute, a multi-disciplinary research and teaching department of University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the internet, is calling for papers on Reframing ‘Fake News’: Architectures, Influence, and Automation for a special issue of Policy and Internet, the first major peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal investigating the …

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Editors’ Guild Conference in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) will hold the 13th edition of the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC 2017) from September 20 to 24, 2017 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State” capital. The focus of this Conference is on the media as a major stakeholder in the nation’s democratic project, …

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Soldiers Invade NUJ Secretariat, Brutalise Journalists

On September 12, 2017, a detachment of about 20 soldiers invaded the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Umuahia, Abia State, damaging properties and inflicting injuries on journalitsts. They assaulted two journalists whom they suspected took their photographs, destroyed some items including phones, iPad, laptops and other working devices …

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UN Calls for Entries for Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards

The United Nations is calling for entries for the Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards. Submissions for these awards should reflect fundamental UN principals which include the importance of human dignity, mutual respect and friendship among nations, as well as economic consideration and environmental responsibilities toward each other. Entries for these …

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