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DW Akademie Masters Programme, Scholarships Open for Journalists

DW Akademie Masters Programme, Scholarships Open for Journalists Updated

🕔10:03, 9.Feb 2017

DW Akademie, a German organisation for international media development, is offering Masters and scholarship programmes targeting students from around the world seeking to work in positions of responsibility in journalism or the communications sector. The Masters programme is bilingual –

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UNESCO Holds ‘Journalism Under Fire’ Colloquium in March

UNESCO Holds ‘Journalism Under Fire’ Colloquium in March Updated

🕔09:57, 9.Feb 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is scheduled to hold the “Journalism Under Fire: Challenges of Our Times” colloquium in its Paris headquarters on March 23, 2017. The Colloquium includes a series of roundtables on topics related

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IWMF Invites Applications for Reporting Fellowships to the DRC

IWMF Invites Applications for Reporting Fellowships to the DRC Updated

🕔09:50, 9.Feb 2017

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting applications for two Reporting Fellowships to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to take place in May 2017. As part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, one group of six journalists

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ICFJ Invites Applicantions for Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

ICFJ Invites Applicantions for Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship Updated

🕔09:43, 9.Feb 2017

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is currently accepting applications for its Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship. The fellowship is open to journalists from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania.

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Former NIMASA DG Threatens Journalists Covering His Trial

Former NIMASA DG Threatens Journalists Covering His Trial Updated

🕔09:36, 9.Feb 2017

On February 2, 2017, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), who is standing trial  for alleged money laundering and conversion of public funds, threatened to slap a journalist and kill another at

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PIN Hosts 5th Internet Freedom Forum in April 

PIN Hosts 5th Internet Freedom Forum in April  Updated

🕔09:22, 9.Feb 2017

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) will host the 5th edition of the annual Internet Freedom Forum (IFF) in Lagos, Nigeria from April 25 to 27, 2017. Prospective participants from 30 countries have registered to participate in this year’s edition. It will

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OGP to Launch New Website, Initiates Photo Contest

OGP to Launch New Website, Initiates Photo Contest Updated

🕔09:19, 9.Feb 2017

The global transparency alliance, Open Goverment Partnership (OGP) will in mid-March 2017 launch a new website that will, among other things, feature more images from the OGP Civil Society Community as well as highlight their works. For this reason, it

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Access Info Seeks for Proactive Disclosure of Travel Expenses of EU Commissioners

Access Info Seeks for Proactive Disclosure of Travel Expenses of EU Commissioners Updated

🕔09:14, 9.Feb 2017

Access Info Europe, a Madrid-based non-governmental organisation, has launched a campaign for access to full information on European Union (EU) commissioners’ travel expenses. The NGO urges citizens to participate in the ongoing campaign to request for the 2016 travel expenses

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Newspaper Correspondent Docked for Alleged False News Report   

Newspaper Correspondent Docked for Alleged False News Report   Updated

🕔09:07, 9.Feb 2017

Mr. Luka Biniyat, the Kaduna State correspondent of the privately-owned daily, Vanguard newspaper was on February 6, 2017 arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Kaduna on charges of falsifying a news report about the Southern Kaduna crisis. Luka was accused

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Publisher, 9 Others Arrested For Alleged Publication of Sedition

Publisher, 9 Others Arrested For Alleged Publication of Sedition Updated

🕔08:50, 9.Feb 2017

Peter Eke, the publisher of Biafra Times and nine others have been arrested  for the publication and circulation of alleged seditious and malicious materials. Lagos State Police Commissioner , Mr. Fatai Owoseni  who said the suspects were arrested on  January

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