Monthly Archives: March 2019

UNESCO Develops Reporting Instrument for SDG Indicator  on Access to Information

The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) of the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has developed a reporting instrument that seeks through a questionnaire to determine the number of countries that have adopted and are implementing constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to …

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MRA Criticizes President Buhari’s Refusal to Assent to Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has criticized the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into Law, describing his reasons as illogical and evidence of his Administration’s unwillingness to uphold and protect the freedom of expression and other human rights of Nigerians in the online environment. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal …

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Ghana Assumes Role of Chair of Freedom Online Coalition

Ghana’s Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), has confirmed that the Chairmanship of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has been passed to Ghana and that she would be representing Ghana in the position. Giving further details, she said: “The FOC’s core agenda is supporting Internet freedom and protecting fundamental …

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Lawyers Establish Freedom of Information Legal Response Network

Participating lawyers in a two-day Sensitization/Training Workshop  on “Supporting the Media Through Litigation” have agreed to establish a Freedom of Information (FOI) Legal Response Network as a platform for their collaborative efforts to provide legal and litigation assistance to journalists, media organizations and other deserving members of the public, as …

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MRA Criticizes President Buhari’s Refusal to Assent to Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

LAGOS, Friday, March 22, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today criticized the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into Law, describing his reasons as illogical and evidence of his Administration’s unwillingness to uphold and protect the freedom of expression and other human rights of Nigerians in the online environment. In a …

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