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ACHPR Chairperson Asks African States to End Network Disruptions

ACHPR Chairperson Asks African States to End Network Disruptions Updated

🕔09:36, 16.Jun 2017

Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, has called on African Governments to refrain from interrupting or limiting access to telecommunication

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MRA, KICTANet, MFWA Launch Policy Brief on Network Disruptions

MRA, KICTANet, MFWA Launch Policy Brief on Network Disruptions Updated

🕔09:00, 16.Jun 2017

Media Rights Agenda (MRA), the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTaneT), and the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on May 30, 2017 launched a policy brief on network disruptions entitled “Don’t Hit The Switch: Making The Case Against Network Disruptions

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Free Press Unlimited Announces Press Entries for Awards 

Free Press Unlimited Announces Press Entries for Awards  Updated

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2017

Free Press Unlimited has announced the third edition of the Frees Press Awards aimed at celebrating the work of the best journalists and media professionals. The award will recognise the exceptional work in the categories of Newcomer of the Year

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East African Appellate Court Orders Reconstitution of Trial Court in a Right to Freedom of Expression Suit

East African Appellate Court Orders Reconstitution of Trial Court in a Right to Freedom of Expression Suit Updated

🕔08:04, 16.Jun 2017

The Appellate Division of the East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania, has ordered the reconstitution of the First Instance Division of the Court that heard a preliminary objection filed by the Attorney-General of Uganda against an application by

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Ikeja High Court Reserves Ruling on FOI Suit

Ikeja High Court Reserves Ruling on FOI Suit Updated

🕔08:15, 15.Jun 2017

Justice Iyabode Olamide Akinkugbe of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja will on July 15, 2017 deliver her verdict in an application filed by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) seeking leave to apply for judicial review in a Freedom of

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18 NGOs File intervention to Join Google’s Appeal Against Decision on “Right to be Forgotten”

18 NGOs File intervention to Join Google’s Appeal Against Decision on “Right to be Forgotten” Updated

🕔11:59, 13.Jun 2017

Eighteen non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from around the world, including Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have filed a motion to join google’s appeal to France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État) against the decision of La Commission Nationale Informatique et

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MFWA to Host 2-Day Media Conference, Awards Ceremony

MFWA to Host 2-Day Media Conference, Awards Ceremony Updated

🕔11:16, 13.Jun 2017

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will on October 27 and 28, 2017 host a media conference and awards ceremony, which will include discussions on challenges to online and offline free expression in West Africa; the rising phenomenon of

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AF* Organisations Call on African Governments to Renounce Internet Shutdown

AF* Organisations Call on African Governments to Renounce Internet Shutdown Updated

🕔10:15, 13.Jun 2017

The AF* organizations have called on African governments to reject the use of Internet shutdowns as a policy tool and engage in meaningful dialogue with all relevant stakeholders. The AF* organizations, comprising of African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), African Top

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Acting President Signs Executive Order to Promote of Transparency in the Business Environment

Acting President Signs Executive Order to Promote of Transparency in the Business Environment Updated

🕔10:03, 13.Jun 2017

Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on May 18, 2017, signed an executive order to create an enabling environment for businesses and entrench measures and strategies aimed at promoting transparency and efficiency in the business environment in Nigeria. The

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Workshop Adopts Principles on Network Disruptions, Launches ‘Policy Brief’ on Internet Shutdown

Workshop Adopts Principles on Network Disruptions, Launches ‘Policy Brief’ on Internet Shutdown Updated

🕔15:47, 7.Jun 2017

Policies aimed at addressing network disruptions in Africa should be developed in an open, inclusive and transparent manner, according to participants at a workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2017. The participants, who adopted principles for the development of

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