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Three Journalists Sue IGP, Demand N10 Million Over Rights Violation

Three Journalists Sue IGP, Demand N10 Million Over Rights Violation

🕔08:36, 15.Jun 2020

Three journalists have sued the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, at a Delta State High Court sitting in Oto-Udu, Udu local government area of Delta State over there arrest and detention by operatives of the IGP Monitoring

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4 Candidates Shortlisted in Selection of Next UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

🕔21:20, 14.Jun 2020

Four candidates have been proposed by the Consultative Group to the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) as the final shortlist for the selection of the next UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the

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AfDec Coalition Announces Launch of Position Paper in Response to COVID-19

AfDec Coalition Announces Launch of Position Paper in Response to COVID-19 Updated

🕔21:10, 14.Jun 2020

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition has announced the launch of its position paper in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which consolidates the Coalition members’ assessment of, and positions on, the promotion, protection and exercise of

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15th Annual Internet Governance Forum to Hold Online

15th Annual Internet Governance Forum to Hold Online Updated

🕔21:00, 14.Jun 2020

The 15th meeting of the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will now hold online as a result of the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To this end, the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) together with the IGF Secretariat and UN Department

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House Health Committee Bars Journalists from Public Hearing on Bill

House Health Committee Bars Journalists from Public Hearing on Bill

🕔20:55, 14.Jun 2020

The House of Representatives on June 10, 2020 prevented journalists from covering the Public Hearing of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill which was held at Hearing Room 028 at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja. The Public Hearing was

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WAN-IFRA Organises Digital Security Webinar for Journalists Updated

🕔12:07, 13.Jun 2020

In the face of the various security challenges that have cropped up as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the World Association for News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is hosting a digital security webinar that help editors and reporters identify threats

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Denmark Joins Freedom Online Coalition as 32nd Member

Denmark Joins Freedom Online Coalition as 32nd Member Updated

🕔11:38, 13.Jun 2020

Denmark has become the latest country to join the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), a group of governments committed to working together to support Internet freedom and protect fundamental human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly, as well

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FOC Announces Programme of Action for 2019-2020

FOC Announces Programme of Action for 2019-2020 Updated

🕔11:38, 13.Jun 2020

The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has announced its Programme of Action for 2019-2020, outlining its priorities for supporting Internet freedom and protecting human rights online. The FOC is a group of 32 governments committed to working together to support Internet freedom and protect

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Publisher Battered by Political Thugs for Publication

Publisher Battered by Political Thugs for Publication Updated

🕔12:31, 5.Jun 2020

On May 29, 2020, suspected political thugs said to be loyal to Mr. Kennedy Ibeh, a member of the Imo State House of Assembly, representing Obowo State Constituency, attacked Mr. Finian Chuks, publisher of Newsfield newspaper, and beat him up

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UNESCO Announces Theme for 2020 International Day for Universal Access to Information Updated

🕔15:14, 4.Jun 2020

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)has announced the theme of the 2020 edition of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)as  “access to information in times of crisis.” The theme is commemorated around the slogan

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