Minister of Information Announces Government’s Plans to ‘Sanitise’ Social Media Updated

🕔13:33, 19.Nov 2019

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced the Federal Government’s plans to “sanitise the social media space to curtail fake news and hate speech,” as the Government also commenced efforts to implement reforms in the broadcast

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Gunmen Abduct Journalist, Demand Ransom for His Release

Gunmen Abduct Journalist, Demand Ransom for His Release Updated

🕔13:33, 19.Nov 2019

On November 12, 2019, gunmen stormed the home of a broadcast journalist, Mr. Abiodun Adenuga, in Aiyepe, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State and abducted him shortly after he  returned from work at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in

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ACHPR and OHCHR Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Ongoing Collaboration   Updated

🕔13:28, 19.Nov 2019

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to provide a framework of cooperation as well as formalize

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Alliance for Affordable Internet Releases 2019 Internet Affordability Report Updated

🕔13:26, 19.Nov 2019

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has released the 2019 Internet Affordability Report, a research and analysis of how policies in lower- and middle-income countries affect the costs of internet connectivity for the population. The report makes a case for

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ACHPR Special Rapporteur Advocates Establishment of Programmes to Support Universal Internet Access  Updated

🕔13:25, 19.Nov 2019

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, has advocated the establishment of programmes to support universal access to the internet in Africa pointing out that the African Commission on Human and

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Impunity Persists as Majority of Journalist Murders Occurred in Democracies Updated

🕔13:25, 19.Nov 2019

In spite of the overall drop in the number of journalist killings globally, impunity persists even as majority of journalist murders over past year occurred in democracies, which are failing to protect the press, according to the Vienna-based International Press

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UNESCO Supports African Annual Judicial Dialogue Updated

🕔13:24, 19.Nov 2019

Building on previous co-operation with the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, the United Nations  Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has shown support for the African Annual Judicial Dialogue by participating in the fourth annual dialogue organized by

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Applications Invited for  8th Annual New York Portfolio Review

Applications Invited for 8th Annual New York Portfolio Review Updated

🕔12:49, 19.Nov 2019

Applications are invited from photographers from all over the world for the eighth edition of the annual New York Portfolio Review. It is open to anyone over 18 years old, and all types of photography will be considered. Produced by

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Nigerian Government Constitutes Committee to Tackle Fake News Updated

🕔12:45, 19.Nov 2019

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has said that the Federal Government has constituted a committee to implement the recommendations approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on tackling hate speech and fake news. The Minister disclosed this on

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CPJ Ranks Nigeria 12th World Worst Country for Impunity for Murder of Journalists Updated

🕔12:45, 19.Nov 2019

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has ranked Nigeria the 12th worst country in the world where journalists are murdered with impunity and perpetrators go unprosecuted, according to its 2019 Global Impunity Index. Ranked for seven years now,

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