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WAN-IFRA Calls for Global Effort for Journalist Safety

WAN-IFRA Calls for Global Effort for Journalist Safety

🕔15:58, 31.Oct 2014

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has called for concerted global effort to end impunity for the killers of journalists and provide greater protections for media working in conflict areas. This was issued in a resolution on

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EFJ Study Says ‘Journalists’ and their Organisations must Drive the Future of Journalism

EFJ Study Says ‘Journalists’ and their Organisations must Drive the Future of Journalism Updated

🕔15:57, 31.Oct 2014

The European Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on October 7, 2014 released a study which highlighted the notion that ‘Journalists’ and their organisations must be the driving force for the future of journalism.’ The study on ‘Confronting Austerity: Financial and Employment

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Edetaen Ojo Nominated for Conferment with IIM Fellowship

Edetaen Ojo Nominated for Conferment with IIM Fellowship Updated

🕔15:55, 31.Oct 2014

Mr. Edetaen Ojo, the Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has been nominated  for conferment of the Fellowship of the Institute of Information  Management (FIIM) for his “exemplary performance over the years in the society and Industry”. This was

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World Day for Decent Work: IFJ Calls on Media Companies to Improve Journalists’ Work Conditions

World Day for Decent Work: IFJ Calls on Media Companies to Improve Journalists’ Work Conditions

🕔15:53, 31.Oct 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on media companies to work with journalists to improve their work conditions. It also welcomed a study by its European group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), which highlights the idea that

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Nigerian, Others Appointed by UN Secretary-General to Data Revolution Advisory Group

Nigerian, Others Appointed by UN Secretary-General to Data Revolution Advisory Group Updated

🕔10:11, 7.Oct 2014

The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has appointed a Nigerian among a 24-member Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. He is also calling for the report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on

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GNI, Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Host 2014 Learning Forums

GNI, Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Host 2014 Learning Forums

🕔10:10, 7.Oct 2014

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue will jointly host the 2014 Learning Forums titled “Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age”. This is a twofold meeting holding on November 6, 2014 in California, USA and

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UNESCO Commissions World Editors Forum to Conduct Study on Privacy of Journalists’ Sources in Digital Age

UNESCO Commissions World Editors Forum to Conduct Study on Privacy of Journalists’ Sources in Digital Age

🕔10:10, 7.Oct 2014

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has commissioned a study titled ” UNESCO Internet Study: Privacy and Journalists’ Sources” to be undertaken by the World Editors Forum

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Visual.ly, UNESCO Launch Infographics Contest on Ending Impunity

Visual.ly, UNESCO Launch Infographics Contest on Ending Impunity Updated

🕔10:09, 7.Oct 2014

Online visual platform Visual.ly in collaboration with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has launched a competition to raise awareness about impunity as it marks the first year for the UN’s International Day to End Impunity, using

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IGF Delegates Highlight the Need for a Safe, Secure Cyberspace

IGF Delegates Highlight the Need for a Safe, Secure Cyberspace Updated

🕔10:07, 7.Oct 2014

Participants at the Ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) have identified “digital trust” as an important factor for a safe and secure online space.  The IGF participants opined that such trust will enhance free expression and create digital confidence of citizens

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IFLA Launches Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development

IFLA Launches Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development Updated

🕔10:06, 7.Oct 2014

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in August, launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development.  The Declaration launched at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France is an advocacy document that

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