Clerk of Senate Committee Chases Journalists out of Budget Defence Session

Clerk of Senate Committee Chases Journalists out of Budget Defence Session Updated

🕔12:12, 19.Nov 2019

The Clerk of the Senate Committee on Special Duties, Mr. Kabir Yaba Umar, on October 25, 2019 chased journalists out of the venue of budget defence session saying he was carrying out  a directive from the Chairman of the Senate

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Winners Emerge in the Fourth Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Award

Winners Emerge in the Fourth Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Award Updated

🕔12:09, 19.Nov 2019

Miss. Africa Digital, a DCA Digital Academy Pan-African programme of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust, has announced three winners of the fourth edition of its prestigious Africa-focused seed fund award. KampaBits of Uganda won the 2019 Grand Prize of $5,000 while BasaliTech,

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MRA’s Executive Director Canvasses Adoption of Countervailing Measures to Address Shrinking Civic Space in West Africa

MRA’s Executive Director Canvasses Adoption of Countervailing Measures to Address Shrinking Civic Space in West Africa Updated

🕔12:06, 19.Nov 2019

Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Board Chair of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has canvased the adoption of countervailing measures to respond to the new reality of shrinking civic space, especially the right

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Photojournalist Assaulted by VP’s Security Aides  Updated

🕔12:04, 19.Nov 2019

In the early hours of November 7, 2019, Mr. Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with the Vanguard newspapers, was severely beaten by security aides attached to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. He had to go to the hospital for treatment due to the

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Editor Arrested and Detained over Alleged Defamatory Publication

Editor Arrested and Detained over Alleged Defamatory Publication Updated

🕔12:01, 19.Nov 2019

On November 7, 2019, Mr. Dipo Awojobi, editor of First Weekly Magazine, an entertainment tabloid based in Lagos, was arrested by security operatives following a petition by a politician alleging defamation of character. The arrest was linked petition filed by

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Entries Invited for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads’ International Photo Contest

Entries Invited for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads’ International Photo Contest Updated

🕔11:59, 19.Nov 2019

Young people from all over the world are invited to submit photo entries that capture their understanding of the common heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera for the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads International Photo

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NEWSOCRACY Conference to Discuss Ways to Protect Public Service Media

NEWSOCRACY Conference to Discuss Ways to Protect Public Service Media Updated

🕔11:56, 19.Nov 2019

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) will on December 12, 2019 hold the ‘Newsocracy’ conference in Budapest, Hungary, to discuss ways to protect Public Service Media and to ultimately preserve press and media freedom in Europe. The

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IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Opens Entries for Young Photographers 

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Opens Entries for Young Photographers  Updated

🕔11:27, 19.Nov 2019

Interested young photographers have until midnight of November 25, 2019 (Greenwich Mean Time – GMT) to submit entries for the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award with the theme, “Reclaiming the Future”. Now in its fifth year, the award aims to support

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Investigative Journalist Goes into Hiding following Threat of Arrest 

Investigative Journalist Goes into Hiding following Threat of Arrest  Updated

🕔11:24, 19.Nov 2019

Mr. Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist, went into hiding in October following threats by Nigerian police and prison authorities to arrest and charge him with espionage over his series of undercover investigative reports which exposed corruption in Nigerian police cells

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MFWA Board Expresses Concern over Shrinking Civic Space in West Africa   Updated

🕔11:18, 19.Nov 2019

The Board of Directors of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has expressed deep concern over the general decline in press freedom, freedom of expression and the general shrinking of civic spaces in West Africa over the last three years.

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