MRA Commends NIPC for ‘Initial Steps’ to Comply with FOI Proactive Disclosure Obligations Updated

🕔09:54, 13.Sep 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has  commended the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) for its initial efforts at complying with its proactive disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and called on other public institutions in the country to

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Call for Applications for Africa-China Reporting Grants,  Workshop 

Call for Applications for Africa-China Reporting Grants,  Workshop  Updated

🕔09:54, 13.Sep 2019

The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP) at Wits Journalism programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with support from Omidyar Network, are inviting journalists to submit proposals for reporting grants and workshop participation to investigate issues related

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Paradigm Initiative Accepting Applications for Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2020 Updated

🕔15:59, 12.Sep 2019

The Paradigm Initiative is now accepting applications for the 8th Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (#DRIF) scheduled to hold from April 21  to 23, 2020. The #DRIF has become an important platform for shaping conversations at the intersection of human

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African Union to Host 2019 Annual Meeting of Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

African Union to Host 2019 Annual Meeting of Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Updated

🕔15:55, 12.Sep 2019

The Secretariat of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) has announced that the African Union Commission (AUC) will host the GFCE’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, from October 8 to 10. . The GFCE is

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DSS Release Ex-Editor after 11 Days in Detention without Trial

DSS Release Ex-Editor after 11 Days in Detention without Trial Updated

🕔15:36, 12.Sep 2019

On August 16, 2019, the Department of Security Service (DSS), Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency released Mr. Ibrahim Dan-Halilu, a former Politics Editor at Daily Trust newspaper, who was arrested at his Kaduna residence on August 5, 2019 for allegedly supporting

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2019 New Media Writing Prize Opens for Entries

2019 New Media Writing Prize Opens for Entries Updated

🕔15:36, 12.Sep 2019

Entries are now open to students, professionals, artists, writers, developers, designers or enthusiasts to apply for the 2019 New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) that showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital

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MRA, 47 Other CSOs Call on UN, AU Special Mechanisms to Intervene in Detention of Sowore Updated

🕔15:36, 12.Sep 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and 47  other civil society organisations from around the globe have filed an urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) Special Mechanisms calling for their intervention in the arbitrary arrest and continued

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OGP Announces In-coming Steering Committee Co-Chairs Updated

🕔15:36, 12.Sep 2019

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has announced its 11th government and civil society co-chairs,as the Government of the Republic of Korea and Maria Baron, Executive Director of Directorio Legislativo. As incoming co-chairs, they will lead the OGP Steering Committee from

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Nominations Open for Fetisov Journalism Awards

Nominations Open for Fetisov Journalism Awards Updated

🕔14:40, 12.Sep 2019

Media organisations from around the world have until October 1, 2019 to nominate journalists who change the world for the better with their publications for the Fetisov Journalism Awards. The goals of the Fetisov Journalism Awards are to promote contemporary

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Registration Opens for Free MOOC on Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa Updated

🕔14:37, 12.Sep 2019

The Wits LINK Centre and WitsX have announced the opening of registration for a free six-week massive open online course (MOOC) on Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa. It will commence on October 4, 2019. The course which

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