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The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Set to Hold in June 2014

The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Set to Hold in June 2014 Updated

🕔15:42, 30.May 2014

The Local Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (LMAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), in collaboration with other local stakeholders, is organizing a two-day Nigeria Internet Governance Forum in Lagos. The LMAG includes: the Ministry of Communication Technology (MCT), National Information

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Tenure of MacArthur Foundation President Ends

Tenure of MacArthur Foundation President Ends Updated

🕔15:39, 30.May 2014

The MacArthur Foundation has announced the departure from the Foundation, its President, Robert L. Gallucci.  His five year tenure will come to an end on July 1, 2014. The Foundation’s Vice President for U.S. Programs, Julia Stasch will serve as

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PIN Organizes Universal Periodic Review Follow-up Meeting for Nigeria

PIN Organizes Universal Periodic Review Follow-up Meeting for Nigeria

🕔15:36, 30.May 2014

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) in partnership with CIVICUS, PEN Nigeria and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) held a Universal Periodic Review (UPC) follow-up meeting for Nigeria in Abuja  on May 20, 2014. The meeting was a follow-up consultation which

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OMCT Launches Universal Anti-Torture Standards

OMCT Launches Universal Anti-Torture Standards

🕔15:34, 30.May 2014

The World Organisation Against Torture (Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture-OMCT) has launched a global initiative to mobilize civil society on implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT).   OMCT announced the launch at the reception held to mark the

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ITU Telecom World Launches 2014 Young Innovators Competition

ITU Telecom World Launches 2014 Young Innovators Competition Updated

🕔15:33, 30.May 2014

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom has begun receiving entries for the fourth edition of the ‘Young Innovators’ competition which it is organising in partnership with Ooredoo. The competition is searching for talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the

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African Journalists Awards Open for Entries

African Journalists Awards Open for Entries Updated

🕔15:28, 30.May 2014

CNN International, in partnership with MultiChoice has announced the opening of entries for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 awards competition. It is therefore calling for entries from journalists creating contents targeting African audiences. The 2014 competition for African nationals

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Stop Impunity Campaign Holds Week of Action Against Impunity

Stop Impunity Campaign Holds Week of Action Against Impunity

🕔11:31, 19.Apr 2014

The Stop Impunity Nigeria (S.I.N.) Campaign last month held a “Week of Action Against Impunity” (WAAI) to draw public attention to the high rate of impunity in the rule of law sector and called on all Nigerians “to put pressure

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Media Rights Agenda Convenes Africa Regional Conference on FOI Implementation in Abuja

Media Rights Agenda Convenes Africa Regional Conference on FOI Implementation in Abuja Updated

🕔11:05, 19.Apr 2014

Freedom of Information stakeholders from across Africa rose from a two-day Regional Conference on Freedom of Information Implementation last month in Abuja outlining a set of “strategies as necessary minimums for effective implementation of access to information laws.” The Conference,

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OHCHR Seeks Information on Safety of Journalists and Issue of Impunity

OHCHR Seeks Information on Safety of Journalists and Issue of Impunity Updated

🕔15:42, 17.Apr 2014

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the United Nations (UN) has called for information on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, which are to be included in the UN Secretary General’s report

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Applications Invited for Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington DC

Applications Invited for Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington DC

🕔15:37, 17.Apr 2014

The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are inviting applications for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, D.C. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for two positions throughout the

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