Female Radio Presenter Abducted by Gunmen

Female Radio Presenter Abducted by Gunmen Updated

🕔07:56, 8.May 2020

A female radio presenter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria’s, Pacesetter FM, Umuahia, Ms Chinenye Iwuoha, was on May 4, 2020 abducted by gunmen near the Amakanma Estate in Umuahia, Umuahia South Government Area at about 7pm local time.

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MRA Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Safety, Release of Kidnapped Radio Presenter

MRA Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Safety, Release of Kidnapped Radio Presenter Updated

🕔20:37, 6.May 2020

Lagos, Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Monday’s abduction of Ms Chinenye Iwuoha, a presenter with the Pacesetter FM station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Umuahia, Abia State, by gunmen and called

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OGP Civil Society Steering Committee Members Call for Protection of Open, Inclusive and Accountable Governance

OGP Civil Society Steering Committee Members Call for Protection of Open, Inclusive and Accountable Governance Updated

🕔15:41, 5.May 2020

Civil society members of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership OGP)  have called on stakeholders to protect open, inclusive and accountable governance, while upholding democratic standards and personal rights as the world battles the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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New Research Identifies Quality Journalism as Antidote to COVID-19 Disinformation

New Research Identifies Quality Journalism as Antidote to COVID-19 Disinformation Updated

🕔15:31, 5.May 2020

New research published by the United Nations (UN) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has identified quality journalism as a major force for identifying and exposing disinformation. The research report finds that the ‘viral load’ of disinformation will only

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Court Sets to Deliver Judgment in FOI Suit Against University of Port Harcourt Updated

🕔15:28, 5.May 2020

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt is set to deliver its judgment in the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act suit filed by Mr Mark Lenu, a Port Harcourt based journalist with Wish 99.5 FM, against the University of

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MRA Joins Global Media Support Groups to Appeal for Journalism and Media Support in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

MRA Joins Global Media Support Groups to Appeal for Journalism and Media Support in Response to COVID-19 Crisis Updated

🕔15:06, 5.May 2020

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has joined scores of other global media support groups, press freedom, media development, and journalism support communities, to launch an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the COVID-19 crisis as part of

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UN Expert Calls for End to Criminalisation of Journalism Around the World

UN Expert Calls for End to Criminalisation of Journalism Around the World Updated

🕔14:46, 5.May 2020

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kaye, has called on States to free all media workers detained because of their work and stop the

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Northern, South West Independent Broadcasters Seek Bailout Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Northern, South West Independent Broadcasters Seek Bailout Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Updated

🕔14:18, 5.May 2020

Independent, privately-owned broadcasters in northern and south-western Nigeria have called for financial interventions to support their operations, saying without it, they may shut down completely as a result of low-income generation and depleted revenues, due to the current economic downturn,

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Federal Government Making Efforts to Bailout Ailing Media, Says Information Minister Updated

🕔14:03, 5.May 2020

The Federal Government says it is exploring models of financial support to the media as part of its ongoing efforts to help the Nigerian media industry fulfil its functions and to ensure the survival of the industry during and after

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UNDP, Hackster Launch Global Innovation Challenge to Tackle COVID-19

UNDP, Hackster Launch Global Innovation Challenge to Tackle COVID-19 Updated

🕔13:59, 5.May 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io have launched the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge to create open-source technology that developing countries can leverage in the fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge is

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