Nigeria Needs to Institutionalise Open Government Partnership, Says MRA Executive Director Updated

🕔11:35, 16.Oct 2019

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria, Mr Edetaen Ojo, has  called for the institutionalisation of the OGP  in Nigeria “such that we

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ONA Holds Women’s Leadership Accelerator Updated

🕔11:05, 16.Oct 2019

The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting applications for participation in the Women’s Leadership Accelerator aimed at advancing women in digital journalism. The yearlong intensive programme aims to supercharge the leadership and management skills of women.  The programme kicks off

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Harvard Hosts Media Innovation Fellowship

Harvard Hosts Media Innovation Fellowship Updated

🕔10:51, 16.Oct 2019

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation is now accepting applications from journalists around the world for its Innovation Fellowship. The Fellowship, which is collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at

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Stanford Fellowship for Democracy and Development Opens

Stanford Fellowship for Democracy and Development Opens Updated

🕔10:44, 16.Oct 2019

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Programme at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is seeking applications for its three-week training fellowship for global democratic leaders holding senior roles in their respective fields.  The fellowship programme will

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NBC Threatens to Sanction AIT over Alleged Broadcasting Code Violations Updated

🕔10:20, 16.Oct 2019

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on September 25, 2019 threatened to sanction the privately-owned Africa Independent Television (AIT) over what it termed consistent and blatant violations of the 6th edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.  The NBC’s Director-General, Mallam Is’haq

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International Press Centre Announces Reconstitution of its Governing Board Updated

🕔10:24, 14.Oct 2019

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, has announced the reconstitution of its Governing Board, as the organisation prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its establishment in October. Executive Director and Secretary to the IPC Board, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, made

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Report Urges UN to Promote Greater Coordination Among Agencies to Enhance Freedom of Expression Updated

🕔10:23, 14.Oct 2019

A new report published by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) titled “Strengthening the United Nations’ Role in Media Development”, has recommended, among other things, that the United Nations (UN) promotes greater coordination among its agencies active in the

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NITDA Warns Against  Breach of Privacy Rights of Nigerians by Truecaller Service

NITDA Warns Against  Breach of Privacy Rights of Nigerians by Truecaller Service Updated

🕔10:14, 14.Oct 2019

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned Nigerians against the potential breach of their privacy rights by the Truecaller Service based on  the provisions of its terms of servic It however assured Nigerians that it will continue to

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MRA, 49 Other CSOs  Renew Call for UN and AU to Intervene to Secure the Immediate Release of Omoyele Sowore  Updated

🕔10:10, 14.Oct 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and 49 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have  renewed their call on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) to intervene to secure the immediate release of Mr Omoyele Sowore. Specifically, it called on

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Nigerian Customs Officers Assault Radio Reporter

Nigerian Customs Officers Assault Radio Reporter Updated

🕔08:32, 14.Oct 2019

On September 18, 2019, officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) assaulted Lamin Hassan, a reporter with Express Radio, at Gwammaja quarters, in the Dala Local Government Area of Kano State while the journalist was interviewing victims of their raids.

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