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Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Condemns Proposed Nigeria Regulation Act on Foreign Aid

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Condemns Proposed Nigeria Regulation Act on Foreign Aid Updated

🕔12:49, 20.Aug 2014

The Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa (HRA), Commissioner Reine Alapini Gansou, has “unequivocally” condemned the proposed Nigerian Government regulation on foreign aid contribution to Nigerian civil society organizations. She explained that such a bill is a regression of

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CLD, Global Partners Digital Launch Report on Digital Surveillance

CLD, Global Partners Digital Launch Report on Digital Surveillance Updated

🕔12:34, 20.Aug 2014

The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) in Canada and the United Kingdom-based Global Partners Digital are launching a new publication titled ‘Travel Guide to the Digital World: Surveillance and International Standards’. The objective of the publication is to help Internet

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World Editors Forum Holds International Newsroom Summit

World Editors Forum Holds International Newsroom Summit Updated

🕔12:14, 20.Aug 2014

The World Editors Forum (WEF) is inviting interested delegates to its 13th International Newsroom Summit (NRS14) scheduled to hold on October 13 and 14, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Summit which is designed to help news editors improve and

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MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration

MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration

🕔14:02, 15.Jul 2014

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned last month the renewed onslaught on the Nigerian Press by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration with the arrest of newspaper workers, detention of media vehicles, confiscation of thousands of copies of newspapers and other forms

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Media Crack Down: Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Copies, Assault Distributors

Media Crack Down: Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Copies, Assault Distributors Updated

🕔13:06, 15.Jul 2014

For several days early in June 2014, armed soldiers and operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) embarked on a massive crackdown on media organizations around the country during which they stormed the premises of some major newspapers, assaulted media

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ALC Organizes Training Course on Leadership and Society

ALC Organizes Training Course on Leadership and Society Updated

🕔15:23, 14.Jul 2014

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is inviting applications from scholars and practitioners working in Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) to attend a 10-day course on Leadership and Society. The training which is in partnership with King’s College London, and the Open

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Initiators Seek Public Input into African Declaration on Internet Rights

Initiators Seek Public Input into African Declaration on Internet Rights Updated

🕔15:18, 14.Jul 2014

Inputs are being sought from Internet stakeholders from around the African continent and beyond into a draft “African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms” which outlines a set of principles that could inform internet laws, regulations and governance in Africa.

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APAI’s Campaign Website Re-Launched

APAI’s Campaign Website Re-Launched Updated

🕔15:16, 14.Jul 2014

The African Platform for Access to Information (APAI) has re-designed and re-launched its campaign website. The re-designed website contains the APAI Declaration in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese. The APAI Declaration, which was adopted by stakeholders at the end of

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Academic Journal Seeks Papers about African Media

Academic Journal Seeks Papers about African Media Updated

🕔15:13, 14.Jul 2014

The International Communication Association (ICA) has called for abstracts from potential authors for its oncoming special publication titled ‘Communication, Culture and Critique (CCC)’. It is intended to be a special issue on Africa, Media and Globalization. According to ICA, this

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African Civil Society Conference 2014 to Hold in Washington DC

African Civil Society Conference 2014 to Hold in Washington DC

🕔15:09, 14.Jul 2014

The United States capital, Washington D.C. will be hosting the 2014 African Civil Society Conference coming up on August 5 and 6, 2014. The conference which is tagged “Towards an Action Program for Democracy” is an important platform for leading

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