Monthly Archives: February 2018

UNESCO Issues 3rd Edition of ‘World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development’

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued the third edition of its publication: “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development”, a 200-page report that assesses and documents contemporary developments in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. According to UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms …

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MRA Inducts Transmission Company of Nigeria into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for leaving Nigerians in the Dark

Lagos, Monday, February 19, 2018:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as this week’s inductee into the Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for leaving Nigerians in the dark over its operations and activities arising from its flagrant disregard of several provision of …

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UNGA Adopts Resolution on Safety of Journalists

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 19, 2017 adopted a new resolution on “The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity” condemning “all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers”, including  “specific attacks on women journalists in the exercise of their work.” In the Resolution, sponsored …

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Nigeria Hosts 2018 IPI World Congress

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to declare open the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) which is scheduled to take place in Abuja from June 21 to 23, 2018 under the theme:  “Why Good Journalism Matters”. The Congress will bring together top African editors and journalists, political …

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