MRA, 49 Civil Society Organisations Renew Call for UN and AU to Intervene to Secure the Immediate Release of Omoyele Sowore

🕔12:51, 27.Sep 2019

LAGOS, Friday, 27 September 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and 49 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have made a renewed call on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) to intervene to secure the immediate release of Mr

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MRA Hails European Court of Justice Landmark “Right to be Forgotten” Judgment

MRA Hails European Court of Justice Landmark “Right to be Forgotten” Judgment

🕔09:33, 26.Sep 2019

LAGOS, Thursday, September 26, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today commended the landmark judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which on September 24, 2019 resolved the dispute over Google’s responsibility to

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Businessday  Sues National Emergency Management Agency for Non-Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔15:00, 13.Sep 2019

Business Day Media Limited, publishers of Businessday newspapers. has filed a lawsuit against the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) over the agency’s failure to make available to it information  it requested  under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011. Joined

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UNESCO Invites Tenders for Global Study on Effective Measures to Tackle Online Harassment of Women Journalists Updated

🕔11:23, 13.Sep 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is inviting qualified research institutions and individual consultants to submit tenders for a global study on good practices to tackle the issue of online harassment of women journalists. The study, which

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Findings Support Idea that Diagonal Accountability Enhances Human Development

Findings Support Idea that Diagonal Accountability Enhances Human Development Updated

🕔11:23, 13.Sep 2019

Research findings have supported the idea scholars and policymakers across the world have long believed that diagonal accountability enhances human development. This is the finding published in “Diagonal Accountability and Development Outcomes,” a report produced by Valeriya Mechkova, Michael Bernhard,

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Human Rights Watch Receiving Applications for Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Human Rights Watch Receiving Applications for Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship Updated

🕔11:02, 13.Sep 2019

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is inviting applications from interested persons who hold an advanced (graduate) degree or will have a degree granted by June 2020 in the fields of Law, Journalism, International Relations, Area Studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities for

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Atoms for Africa Calls for Entries for Online Video Competition

Atoms for Africa Calls for Entries for Online Video Competition Updated

🕔10:41, 13.Sep 2019

Atoms for Africa is inviting applications from Students and young professionals from Sub-Saharan African countries to participate and stand a chance to win an all-expenses paid fact-finding trip to Russia. In its 5th edition, the annual online video competition “Atoms

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Thomson Reuters Foundation to Hold  Workshop on Reporting Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery

Thomson Reuters Foundation to Hold Workshop on Reporting Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery Updated

🕔10:36, 13.Sep 2019

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing a workshop on reporting Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in Lagos, Nigeria, for journalists from the West African region to gain practical skills and knowledge to  work on their story ideas. Participants will also

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FG Announces Approval of Licenses for Online Radio, TV Operations Updated

🕔10:33, 13.Sep 2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the approval of licensing for online radio and television station operations and other wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry.  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja

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Registration Opens for 2019 FoME Symposium

Registration Opens for 2019 FoME Symposium Updated

🕔10:18, 13.Sep 2019

Registration has opened online for the 2019 Forum Media and Development (FoME) Symposium organized by DW Akademie in conjunction with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.  The symposium is scheduled to hold on November 7 and 8, 2019 in Bonn, Germany, at Deutsche Welle’s headquarters.

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