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Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Jailed Reuters Journalists

Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Jailed Reuters Journalists Updated

🕔09:31, 23.Nov 2018

Over 50 other human rights organizations from around the world, including Media Rights Agenda (MRA), have called on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two jailed Reuters reporters and 2018 PEN/Barbey

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UNESCO Launches Observatory on Murdered Journalists and Actions Taken to Punish Crimes against media Practitioners Updated

🕔19:03, 22.Nov 2018

On November 2, 2018, in commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, UNESCO launched the Observatory of Killed Journalists, an online database providing information on the status of judicial enquiries into each killing of a

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Ondo State Governor Bar Journalists from Covering Government House

Ondo State Governor Bar Journalists from Covering Government House Updated

🕔18:49, 22.Nov 2018

The Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has withdrawn the press accreditation cards that admit some journalists to cover Government House activities in the state,

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AFEX Calls on African Governments to Promote Safety of Journalists and Combat Impunity Updated

🕔12:20, 22.Nov 2018

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations, has called on African Governments to promote the safety of journalists and combat impunity for crimes against journalists. To achieve this, the

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NGO Forum Urges African Commission to Strengthen Mechanisms for Enhancing Anti-Corruption War

NGO Forum Urges African Commission to Strengthen Mechanisms for Enhancing Anti-Corruption War Updated

🕔11:55, 22.Nov 2018

Participants at a forum of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) preceding the formal session of the Afrian Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) have called on the  Commission to strengthen civil society mechanisms that will enhance the fight against corruption in

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Three Cities Form Coalition for Digital Rights, Adopt Declaration

Three Cities Form Coalition for Digital Rights, Adopt Declaration Updated

🕔11:38, 22.Nov 2018

The cities of Barcelona in Spain, New York City in the United States and Amsterdam in The Netherlands have launched a global “Cities Coalition for Digital Rights” to protect data sovereignty, privacy, democracy, and universal access to the Internet. The

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Internet Society Launches ‘Beyond the Net 2017 Impact Report’

Internet Society Launches ‘Beyond the Net 2017 Impact Report’ Updated

🕔11:32, 22.Nov 2018

The Internet Society (ISOC) has launched a report, Beyond the Net 2017 Impact Report, in which it outlined its activities during the year. The annual report explains the Society’s hard work and achievement, where it has supported a total of

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DSS Raids Newspaper Distribution Centres, Confiscates Publications Linked to Biafra

DSS Raids Newspaper Distribution Centres, Confiscates Publications Linked to Biafra Updated

🕔11:02, 22.Nov 2018

On November 9, 2018, armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, raided newspaper distribution centres in Asaba, the Delta State capital, and confiscated all publications affiliated with Biafra. The DSS operatives confiscated various Biafra-related

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Radio Presenter Reportedly Dismissed Over Comments on Facebook

Radio Presenter Reportedly Dismissed Over Comments on Facebook Updated

🕔11:01, 22.Nov 2018

Mr. Umar Ridwan, a presenter with DITV-Alheri Radio in Kaduna, was dismissed from the station through a letter dated October 15, 2018 allegedly over comments he reportedly posted on Facebook. Umar is alleged to have made pro-Buhari comments on Facebook

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Newspaper Correspondents Brutalised

Newspaper Correspondents Brutalised Updated

🕔10:57, 22.Nov 2018

Rose Ejembi of the The Sun newspapers and John Charles of The Punch newspapers were assaulted at the Makurdi local government secretariat by some members of a bereaved family. They were at the Local Government secretariat for a follow up

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