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EiE Sues Lagos State Ministry of Justice Over Information Denial

EiE Sues Lagos State Ministry of Justice Over Information Denial Updated

🕔06:27, 22.Mar 2016

A non-governmental organization, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), lodged a suit against the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation before the Federal High Court in Lagos over the Ministry’s refusal to provide information to

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Judicial Officials Invited to Register for Online Course

Judicial Officials Invited to Register for Online Course

🕔03:42, 22.Mar 2016

UNESCO and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are calling on operators of the justice systems in Latin America, particularly judges, to register for the massive open online course (MOOC) on issues

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UNESCO Second World Trends Report Launched in Oslo

UNESCO Second World Trends Report Launched in Oslo

🕔05:51, 21.Mar 2016

The second edition of UNESCO’s report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development was launched in an academic seminar at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Høgskolen i Oslo og Aker shus (HiOA) in Norway.

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Freemuse Releases Report on Censorship, Attacks on Artistic Freedom In 2015

Freemuse Releases Report on Censorship, Attacks on Artistic Freedom In 2015 Updated

🕔03:55, 21.Mar 2016

Freemuse, an independent international membership organisation advocating and defending artistic freedom, has released its annual statistics on censorship and attacks on artistic freedom in 2015 which shows that artists in many countries increasingly face attacks on their rights to freedom of

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Global FOI Sestercentennial Symposium Calls For Papers

Global FOI Sestercentennial Symposium Calls For Papers Updated

🕔03:42, 21.Mar 2016

In celebration of  the 250th anniversary of the world’s first Freedom of Information law which was passed in 1766 and covered both Sweden and Finland at the time, a sestercentennial symposium is being organised by the Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles,

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NHRC Inaugurates Committee to Investigate Hate Speech, Electoral Violence in 2015 Elections

NHRC Inaugurates Committee to Investigate Hate Speech, Electoral Violence in 2015 Elections Updated

🕔19:29, 20.Mar 2016

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), with support from the MacArthur Foundation, has inaugurated a Special Investigation Panel to investigate all alleged cases of Hate Speech and Election-related Violence in Nigeria’s 2015 elections. The Special Investigation Panel of the NHRC

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Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative Calls for Applications

Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative Calls for Applications Updated

🕔18:22, 20.Mar 2016

The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative is inviting applications for its 2016 Fellowship programme. The Project Director is Mary Hadar and Fellows will be mentored by a group of prestigious journalists including Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher, Glenn Frankel,

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2016 World Press Freedom Day to Hold in Helsinki

2016 World Press Freedom Day to Hold in Helsinki Updated

🕔17:42, 20.Mar 2016

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is collaborating with the Government of Finland to organize the main celebration of the 2016 World Press Freedom Day from May 2 to 4 in Helsinki, Finland. UNESCO usually leads the

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WFFM to Host Free Media, Technology Convergence Ahead of the World Social Forum 2016

WFFM to Host Free Media, Technology Convergence Ahead of the World Social Forum 2016

🕔16:08, 29.Feb 2016

In preparation for this year’s World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, the Local Organizing Committee of the World Forum on Free Media (WFFM) is inviting organizations and individuals active on issues of media and technology to attend its first convergence. This event will

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impactAFRICA Calls for Proposals on Data Journalism, Innovative Reporting

impactAFRICA Calls for Proposals on Data Journalism, Innovative Reporting Updated

🕔14:35, 29.Feb 2016

Africa’s largest fund for data-driven storytelling, impactAFRICA, has called for proposals on pioneering data journalism and innovative reporting that tackles development issues such as public healthcare, in six African countries of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Being

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