Monthly Archives: November 2017

2017 IGF to Hold at United Nations Office in Geneva

The 12th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, between December 18 and 21, 2017, with the overarching theme: “Shape your digital future!”. The Forum will look at some of the most pertinent issues in Internet Governance, including …

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UNESCO Calls for Justice for Killed Journalists

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms Irina Bokova, called on nations of the world to ensure that justice is done for every journalist killed, as she prepared to leave office. She noted that “Justice is a cornerstone of a free society. It dissuades …

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Reporter Barred from Covering Charles Okah Trial

On November 1, 2017, men of the State Security Service (SSS) prevented Basil Abia, a reporter with ‘Next Editions’ newspaper, from covering the trial of a terror suspect, Charles Okah, at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Just before the cross-examination of Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 …

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