National Directorate of Employment Bags ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award, Cited for Persistent Violation of FOI Act with Impunity

National Directorate of Employment Bags ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award, Cited for Persistent Violation of FOI Act with Impunity Updated

🕔09:01, 16.Apr 2018

Lagos, Monday, April 16, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today declared the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) the latest inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, citing the agency’s persistent violations of the FOI Act with impunity.

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IPI, IMS, Accepting Nominations for 2018 Hero and Pioneer Awards

IPI, IMS, Accepting Nominations for 2018 Hero and Pioneer Awards Updated

🕔12:07, 12.Apr 2018

The International Press Institute (IPI) and International Media Support (IMS) are now accepting nominations for the 2018 IPI World Press Freedom Hero Award and the 2018 IPI-IMS Free Media Pioneer Award. The deadline for nominations is April 20, 2018. The

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AGF Commends MRA for ‘Constant Efforts’ to Improve Implementation of FOI Act

AGF Commends MRA for ‘Constant Efforts’ to Improve Implementation of FOI Act Updated

🕔11:55, 11.Apr 2018

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubabakar Malami (SAN), has commended Media Rights Agenda (MRA) for its “constant efforts in the improved and sustainable implementation of the FOI (Freedom of Information) Act.” In a

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Deputy Editor Petitions IGP over Threat to his Life

Deputy Editor Petitions IGP over Threat to his Life Updated

🕔10:34, 11.Apr 2018

Mr. Wale Odunsi, the Deputy Editor of Daily Post online on April 9, 2018 petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over alleged threat to his life by Mr. Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to Mr.

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Civil Society Coalition Calls on States to Promote Use of Strong Encryption Updated

🕔13:00, 10.Apr 2018

A coalition of civil society organizations have called on member states of the United Nations to promote the use of strong encryption in relevant policies and statements such as national cybersecurity strategies and policies, or through public statements in order

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Nigeria, Argentina, Romania, France Elected to the OGP Steering Committee

Nigeria, Argentina, Romania, France Elected to the OGP Steering Committee Updated

🕔12:26, 10.Apr 2018

Following a Steering Committee government elections in the first quarter of 2018, the governments of Nigeria and Argentina were elected alongside those of Romania and France, which were re-elected to lead the Open Government Partnership (OGP), for a three-year term, beginning

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Entries Open for 2018 Senior Journalists Seminar

Entries Open for 2018 Senior Journalists Seminar Updated

🕔12:23, 10.Apr 2018

Entries are now open to senior print, broadcast and online journalists from the United State and countries with substantial Muslim populations for the 2018 Senior Journalists Seminar (2018SJS). The Senior Journalists Seminar, launched in 2003, is an immersive dialogue, study,

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Media in Conflicts Seminar Seeks Applications for Annual Training

Media in Conflicts Seminar Seeks Applications for Annual Training Updated

🕔10:18, 10.Apr 2018

The Media in Conflicts Seminar (MICS) for 2018, scheduled to take place in Herzliya, Israel, is now accepting applications from prospective participants from countries around the world The seminar is designated for media personnel who are involved in the fields

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Fund for Investigative Journalism gives grants

Fund for Investigative Journalism gives grants Updated

🕔09:59, 10.Apr 2018

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is seeking applications from journalists from around the world wishing to undertake investigative reports which have a United State angle. The Fund for Investigative Journalism, with support from Scripps Howard Foundation, is supporting journalists carrying

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Access Now to Host 2018 RightsCon in Toronto

Access Now to Host 2018 RightsCon in Toronto Updated

🕔09:43, 10.Apr 2018

The 2018 RightsCon will be hosted by Access Now from Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This year’s program will explore pressing issues including innovation policy in Canada, free expression and

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