Groups demand UN Development Plan for Government Accountability

Groups demand UN Development Plan for Government Accountability Updated

🕔08:26, 20.Feb 2014

Over 200 Civil society groups have called on the United Nations (UN) to put government accountability and independent media at the center of a new framework for global development. The UN is currently working to devise a global development agenda for after

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TI, OSIWA Launch Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa

TI, OSIWA Launch Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa Updated

🕔08:23, 20.Feb 2014

Transparency International (TI) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is launching a Social Entrepreneurs Initiative (SEI) for West Africa. The initiative aims to support innovative ideas from young people to boost transparency, accountability and the

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CIVICUS Releases Compendium of Countries’ Commitments to Civil Society Rights

CIVICUS Releases Compendium of Countries’ Commitments to Civil Society Rights Updated

🕔08:09, 20.Feb 2014

The Global Civil Society Alliance (CIVICUS) last month, released a revised version of what is probably the World’s most comprehensive compilation of commitments made by governments on Civil Society Rights. Mr. Mandeep Tiwana, head of policy and research at CIVICUS

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GNI Urges President Obama, US Government to Enact Reforms on National Securities Surveillance Laws, Policies, Practices

GNI Urges President Obama, US Government to Enact Reforms on National Securities Surveillance Laws, Policies, Practices Updated

🕔08:07, 20.Feb 2014

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) has urged President Obama and the US Government to enact reforms to US National Securities Surveillance Laws, Policies and Practices in order to ensure right based approach to National Security. This, GNI believes, will help

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Web Foundation, Omidyar Announce Collaboration on ‘Open Contracting Data Standard’

Web Foundation, Omidyar Announce Collaboration on ‘Open Contracting Data Standard’ Updated

🕔07:56, 20.Feb 2014

The World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) and the Omidyar Network, announced last month, the creation of the first ever “Open Contracting Data Standard”. This is the development of a common standard for the disclosure of contracting data which is

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World Bank, Partners Organize Data Clinic for Open Data Initiative in Nigeria

World Bank, Partners Organize Data Clinic for Open Data Initiative in Nigeria Updated

🕔07:50, 20.Feb 2014

The World Bank in collaboration with Ministry of Communication Technology and a team of global Open Data experts from Code for Africa and the African Media Initiative organized a two-day workshop in Abuja last month to introduce the Open Data

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Minister of Power Encourages Transparency in Power Sector Reform; Calls on CSOs to Enlighten Citizenry

Minister of Power Encourages Transparency in Power Sector Reform; Calls on CSOs to Enlighten Citizenry Updated

🕔07:22, 20.Feb 2014

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has declared his commiment to ensure that the power sector privatization process is characterized by transparency and accountability. He also called on civil society organisations (CSOs), to help to enlighten Nigerians about reforms in

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President Jonathan Appoints new CEOs for Government Media Agencies

President Jonathan Appoints new CEOs for Government Media Agencies Updated

🕔07:14, 20.Feb 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers (CEO) for three government owned media agencies. Mr. Ima Niboro is the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Sola Omole is the Director-General of Nigerian

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Meeting for African Declaration on Internet Rights to Hold in Johannesburg Updated

🕔09:35, 9.Jan 2014

A two-day multi-stakeholder meeting on an initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 12 and 13, 2014. The meeting is being jointly organised by Global Partners Digital, based in London;

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APAI Releases Report on State of Access to Information in Africa

APAI Releases Report on State of Access to Information in Africa Updated

🕔09:47, 12.Nov 2013

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) has released a report on the state of Access to Information (ATI) in Africa. The report examines the progress of ATI Laws in different countries that have either enacted the Law or

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