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2017 IGF to Hold at United Nations Office in Geneva Updated

🕔08:32, 17.Nov 2017

The 12th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, between December 18 and 21, 2017, with the overarching theme: “Shape your digital future!”. The Forum will look at

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Centre to Hold Conference on Transparency, Accountability Updated

🕔06:17, 17.Nov 2017

The Centre for Public and Non-profit Management (CPNM) at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) School of Public Administration is scheduled to host its annual Public Administration Research Conference (PARC) from April 12 to 14, 2018. The Theme of the

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UNESCO Calls for Justice for Killed Journalists Updated

🕔05:34, 17.Nov 2017

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms Irina Bokova, called on nations of the world to ensure that justice is done for every journalist killed, as she prepared to leave office. She noted that

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Minister Affirms Government’s Commitment to Freedom of Expression Updated

🕔05:24, 17.Nov 2017

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has affirmed the commitment of the Buhari administration to freedom of expression and press freedom as well as to rule of law and the protection of human rights in the Nigeria.

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Reporter Barred from Covering Charles Okah Trial Updated

🕔05:15, 17.Nov 2017

On November 1, 2017, men of the State Security Service (SSS) prevented Basil Abia, a reporter with ‘Next Editions’ newspaper, from covering the trial of a terror suspect, Charles Okah, at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Just before

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France’s Audrey Azoulay Appointed Director-General of UNESCO

France’s Audrey Azoulay Appointed Director-General of UNESCO Updated

🕔04:37, 17.Nov 2017

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed 45-year old former Minister of Culture and Communication of France, Ms Audrey Azoulay, as the new Director-General. She formally assumed office on November 15, 2017

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Centre Presents Media Resources to Commemorate IDEI against Journalists Updated

🕔04:27, 17.Nov 2017

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) on November 2, 2017 presented a book and unveiled two online resources on media freedom and whistleblower protection to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity (IDEI) for Crimes against Journalists. These

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Stakeholders Call for Collaboration to Address Media Challenges in Nigeria

Stakeholders Call for Collaboration to Address Media Challenges in Nigeria Updated

🕔04:22, 17.Nov 2017

Participants at a one-day round-table held in Abuja, Nigeria to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists have called for collaboration among media stakeholders in order to collectively address the challenges that confront the industry in

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Security Personnel Brutalise Sports Journalist at Polo Event Updated

🕔03:59, 17.Nov 2017

Jacob Onjewu Dickson, the Assistant Secretary of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kaduna State Chapter, was on October 28, 2017 brutalised by a team of soldiers and policemen at the closing ceremony of an International Polo Tournament in Kaduna.

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NBC Holds Stakeholders Meeting to Address Concerns over Rising Harmful Broadcasts

NBC Holds Stakeholders Meeting to Address Concerns over Rising Harmful Broadcasts Updated

🕔03:51, 17.Nov 2017

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) held a Stakeholders’ Meeting on Political Broadcasts in Kano on October 26, 2017, to address rising concerns over a number of harmful broadcasts emanating from broadcast stations. The meeting was also convened to receive the

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