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UNESCO Holds 2014 World Press Freedom Day International Conference in Paris

UNESCO Holds 2014 World Press Freedom Day International Conference in Paris

🕔15:36, 17.Apr 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is organizing an International Conference in conjunction with this year’s World Press Freedom Day in Paris, France, on May 5 and 6. The theme chosen for this year’s World Press Freedom

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UNHRC Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression

UNHRC Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression

🕔15:34, 17.Apr 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has extended the mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, for another three years. The Council decided

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AFEX Calls for Applications for Network Coordinator

AFEX Calls for Applications for Network Coordinator Updated

🕔15:34, 17.Apr 2014

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is calling for applications from eligible candidates for the position of a Network Coordinator. Candidates should have a minimum of first degree in Law, Journalism, Mass Communication, Political Science, Public Administration, International Development,

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HOMEVIDA Calls for Original Scripts for Short Films

HOMEVIDA Calls for Original Scripts for Short Films Updated

🕔15:33, 17.Apr 2014

The Nigeria Integrity Films Award, HomeVida,  is calling on young and creative Nigerians to send their original scripts for short films for entries into the HomeVida Awards for 2014. The HomeVida Awards which is an initiative of Public and Private

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Carnegie Calls for Applications on Enhancing Librarians’ ICT Skills

Carnegie Calls for Applications on Enhancing Librarians’ ICT Skills

🕔15:33, 17.Apr 2014

The Carnegie Corporation is inviting applications for its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme on the enhancement of Librarians Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills for research enablement in African universities. The programme, convened by the Department of Information Science, University

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UNESCO DG Launches Report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

UNESCO DG Launches Report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

🕔15:32, 17.Apr 2014

The Director-General (DG) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),Ms Irina Bokova,in March 2014 launched the new UNESCO Report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development, in Stockholm, Sweden. The launch was held at

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UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Protect Journalists Covering Protests

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Protect Journalists Covering Protests

🕔15:30, 17.Apr 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Council last month adopted a resolution aimed at protecting journalists while covering peaceful protests. The resolution was submitted at the 25th session of Council by Turkey, Costa Rica and Switzerland. In the resolution, the Council urged

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Ford Foundation Seeks Applications for Position of Program Officer

Ford Foundation Seeks Applications for Position of Program Officer Updated

🕔15:29, 17.Apr 2014

The Ford Foundation is seeking applications from candidates to fill the position of a program officer for its Governance and Human Right Initiative in West Africa.The Foundation intends to hire a dynamic, creative and innovative leader who will report to

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Stakeholders Call on the Media  to be Impartial in Reporting 2015 Elections

Stakeholders Call on the Media to be Impartial in Reporting 2015 Elections Updated

🕔15:29, 17.Apr 2014

Participants at a  one-day national stakeholders’ discussion forum to set the media and public agenda for the 2015 elections have called on media practitioners to respect the professional standards of  accuracy, truthfulness, impartiality and fair play in election reportage. The

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The Killing of Norbert Zongo: African Court Stresses State Obligation to Protect Journalists

The Killing of Norbert Zongo: African Court Stresses State Obligation to Protect Journalists Updated

🕔15:25, 17.Apr 2014

By Chidi Odinkalu & Ibrahima Kane On Friday, 28 March 2014, in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa’s highest court, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, delivered a far-reaching decision in a case concerning the rights of journalists to practice their

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