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Press Freedom Organisations in 14 West African Countries Partner MFWA

Press Freedom Organisations in 14 West African Countries Partner MFWA

🕔10:18, 6.May 2016

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has signed partnership agreements with leading press freedom and freedom of expression organisations in 14 West African countries. The partnership arrangement forms part of MFWA’s efforts to build synergies and promote joint efforts to

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Citizens Asked to Push Frontiers on Transparency at MRA/Carter Center Multi-Stakeholder Meeting

Citizens Asked to Push Frontiers on Transparency at MRA/Carter Center Multi-Stakeholder Meeting

🕔09:44, 6.May 2016

During a Multi-Stakeholder Meeting held in Abuja by Media Rights Agenda in collaboration with Carter Center, local and international civil society groups as well as government officials called on citizens to push the frontiers of transparency in governance using the

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Groups Urge West African Governments to Prioritize ATI, Safety of Journalists

Groups Urge West African Governments to Prioritize ATI, Safety of Journalists

🕔09:13, 28.Apr 2016

In a communiqué issued at the end of a conference on Media and Participatory Government hosted by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in Accra, leading media development and free expression organisations in West Africa called on governments in

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IFEX Hosts Strategy Workshop on Combating Impunity

IFEX Hosts Strategy Workshop on Combating Impunity

🕔08:46, 28.Apr 2016

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) is inviting the general public to participate in a workshop with IFEX members and other stakeholders committed to ending the persistent problem of impunity for crimes aimed at silencing freedom of expression and

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Court Fixes June 8 For Hearing of NGOs’ Case Against National Assembly

Court Fixes June 8 For Hearing of NGOs’ Case Against National Assembly

🕔21:03, 27.Apr 2016

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-Ishola of the Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed the hearing of the Motion on notice brought by three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE); Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN)

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International Open Data Conference Set For October 2016

International Open Data Conference Set For October 2016 Updated

🕔16:25, 27.Apr 2016

The Open Data Research Symposium (ODRS) programme committee has announced that ahead of the International Open Data Conference 2016 (#IODC16), which is to hold on  October 6 and 7, 2016, the second Open Data Research Symposium (#ODRS16) will be taking

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MRA Challenges IGP, NPF, Defence Over Failure to Honour the FOIA

MRA Challenges IGP, NPF, Defence Over Failure to Honour the FOIA

🕔15:44, 27.Apr 2016

MRA has commenced legal proceedings against the Inspector General of Police (IGP),  the Nigerian Police and the Federal Ministry of Defence, in separate suits, over their refusal to honour the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. In separate requests made pursuant

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2016 World Forum for Media Development to Hold in Jakarta

2016 World Forum for Media Development to Hold in Jakarta

🕔10:52, 27.Apr 2016

The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) will hold its fourth international conference, the 2016 World Forum for Media Development in Jakarta, Indonesia from September 20 to 22, 2016. The Conference is tagged “Decoding the Future: Rethinking Media for a

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Lecturer Charged with Hate Speech, Granted Stringent Bail

Lecturer Charged with Hate Speech, Granted Stringent Bail Updated

🕔09:26, 24.Mar 2016

Dr. John Danfulani, a vocal, anti-government, Political Science Lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Kaduna, North-West Nigeria has been arrested on charges of hate speech over a Facebook post. He was arrested after turned himself in following an invitation by the Kaduna

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CIMA Releases Report on Survey of Journalists Security in the Digital World

CIMA Releases Report on Survey of Journalists Security in the Digital World Updated

🕔12:51, 23.Mar 2016

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) released a report on the survey of journalist security in the digital world highlighting the effects of the advent of the digital world on journalism. The survey was carried out among journalists around

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