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Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Programme Opens

Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Programme Opens Updated

🕔13:51, 21.Mar 2020

The Global Business Journalism (GBJ) Programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists, Tsinghua University and Bloomberg News, is now accepting entries into its two-year business journalism programme. The two-year program provides a

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Court Fixes Judgment for May 20 in Journalist’s Bid to Prosecute Sports Ministry, Minister for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information Updated

🕔13:05, 21.Mar 2020

A Federal High Court in Abuja will deliver judgment on May 20, 2020, in a suit instituted by an Abuja-based journalist, MsGodsgiftOnyedinefu, seeking to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr.AbubakarMalami (SAN) to prosecute the Federal

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Kano State Set up Technical Committee to Sanitise Broadcast Media Operations

Kano State Set up Technical Committee to Sanitise Broadcast Media Operations Updated

🕔13:02, 21.Mar 2020

True to plans by the Kano State Government to regulate the broadcast media, the State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, has announced the setting up of a 14 –member technical committee to sanitise operations of broadcast media in the

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Nigerians Overwhelmingly Reject Senate Anti-Social Media Bill

Nigerians Overwhelmingly Reject Senate Anti-Social Media Bill Updated

🕔12:58, 21.Mar 2020

A diverse group of Nigerians, comprising representatives of civil society organizations, government and private institutions, and the media, among others, have rejected plans by the National Assembly to pass the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill, 2019 (SB 132)

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Reporter Goes into Hiding for Fear of Arrest over Sources of Published Report 

Reporter Goes into Hiding for Fear of Arrest over Sources of Published Report  Updated

🕔12:53, 21.Mar 2020

Mr. Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with the prominent online Nigerian newspaper, Premium Times,  has gone into hiding following threats by the Department of State Security (DSS) to extract from him the details of his source  for a news report published

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National Commission for Adult Education Inducted into FOI Hall of Shame, to Face Litigation

National Commission for Adult Education Inducted into FOI Hall of Shame, to Face Litigation Updated

🕔12:49, 21.Mar 2020

The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) on March 2, 2020, joined the league of errant public institutions inducted into the “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” and will now face litigation aimed at

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UNESCO to Develop  Global Norms  on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Updated

🕔11:11, 21.Mar 2020

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed an International Expert Group to draft internationally applicable recommendations on the ethical issues raised by the development and use of Artificial Intelligent (AI The decision came following the decision

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NBC Announces Issuance of 65 New Broadcast Licences 

NBC Announces Issuance of 65 New Broadcast Licences  Updated

🕔11:11, 21.Mar 2020

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced approval by  President Muhammad Buhari for the issuance of 65 new broadcast licences to different beneficiaries for the establishment of various types of radio and television stations spread across the country A statement

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Entries Open for Recently Launched LeadTech Incubation Programme

Entries Open for Recently Launched LeadTech Incubation Programme Updated

🕔01:58, 21.Mar 2020

Entries are now open for the recently launched LeadTech Incubation Programme, a continental initiative by Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco, to support early-stage African women-led digital startups with the

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UNESCO Launches 2020 Global Survey to Ascertain Progress on Access to Information

UNESCO Launches 2020 Global Survey to Ascertain Progress on Access to Information Updated

🕔00:56, 21.Mar 2020

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a global survey to ascertain the progress made by countries around the world in ensuring public access to information as part of its efforts to assist UN member states

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