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TI, OSIWA Launch Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa

TI, OSIWA Launch Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa Updated

🕔08:23, 20.Feb 2014

Transparency International (TI) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is launching a Social Entrepreneurs Initiative (SEI) for West Africa. The initiative aims to support innovative ideas from young people to boost transparency, accountability and the

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PIN holds Cybercrime Panel at AITEC Africa Conference

PIN holds Cybercrime Panel at AITEC Africa Conference Updated

🕔08:19, 20.Feb 2014

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) will convene a panel discussion on Cybercrime at the AITEC Africa Conference in March 2014. According to PIN, “the panel aims to discuss the Cybercrime Bill 2013, if the bill is a little too late, the

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University of Gothenburg Calls for Applications for its Ph.D. Programme in Political Science

University of Gothenburg Calls for Applications for its Ph.D. Programme in Political Science Updated

🕔08:19, 20.Feb 2014

The University of Gothenburg’s, Department of Political Science is calling for applications to its PhD programme in Political Science in 2014.  This programme offers full scholarship for its four doctoral studentship (PhD) positions and successful applicants would begin on September

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IWMF Seeks Nominations to its Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards

IWMF Seeks Nominations to its Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards Updated

🕔08:17, 20.Feb 2014

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is hosting its 2014 edition of the Courage in Journalism and the Lifetime Achievement Awards and is seeking nominations for this prestigious event. The 29th edition will honour awardees at a ceremony in New

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UNESCO Launches ‘Climate Change In Africa: A Guidebook For Journalists’

UNESCO Launches ‘Climate Change In Africa: A Guidebook For Journalists’ Updated

🕔08:12, 20.Feb 2014

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published a climate change guidebook for African journalists to help them in their reporting on climatic issues in Africa. The guidebook entitled ‘Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists’ was

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CIVICUS Releases Compendium of Countries’ Commitments to Civil Society Rights

CIVICUS Releases Compendium of Countries’ Commitments to Civil Society Rights Updated

🕔08:09, 20.Feb 2014

The Global Civil Society Alliance (CIVICUS) last month, released a revised version of what is probably the World’s most comprehensive compilation of commitments made by governments on Civil Society Rights. Mr. Mandeep Tiwana, head of policy and research at CIVICUS

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GNI Urges President Obama, US Government to Enact Reforms on National Securities Surveillance Laws, Policies, Practices

GNI Urges President Obama, US Government to Enact Reforms on National Securities Surveillance Laws, Policies, Practices Updated

🕔08:07, 20.Feb 2014

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) has urged President Obama and the US Government to enact reforms to US National Securities Surveillance Laws, Policies and Practices in order to ensure right based approach to National Security. This, GNI believes, will help

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Edetaen Ojo Now Chairman of MFWA

Edetaen Ojo Now Chairman of MFWA Updated

🕔08:06, 20.Feb 2014

Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, has been appointed chairman of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) by the Board of Directors at the Board’s meeting held in Accra, Ghana on January 8 and 9, 2014. Mr. Ojo

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Freedom House Calls for Entries for its 3rd Annual Photography and Art Contest

Freedom House Calls for Entries for its 3rd Annual Photography and Art Contest Updated

🕔08:04, 20.Feb 2014

Freedom House is calling for entries for its 3rd annual photography and art contest titled ‘Images of Repression & Freedom Photography & Art Contest’. The call accommodates professional and amateurs photographers and artist to submit photos and other forms of

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MFWA Resolution Outlines Challenges to Free Expression, Media Freedom and Professionalism in West Africa

MFWA Resolution Outlines Challenges to Free Expression, Media Freedom and Professionalism in West Africa Updated

🕔08:02, 20.Feb 2014

The Board of Directors  of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) issued a resolution in Accra, Ghana,  last month outlining challenges facing Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom and Professionalism in West Africa. In its resolution, the organization expressed great

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