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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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Activist Calls on National Conference to Ensure Effectiveness of FOI Act

Activist Calls on National Conference to Ensure Effectiveness of FOI Act Updated

🕔15:24, 17.Apr 2014

A delegate to the National Conference presently taking place in Abuja, Mr. Rommy Mom, has called on the Conference to promote the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as a tool to fight corruption. Mom, who is the President of the non-governmental

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AFEX Supports ACHPR Resolution Calling for Investigation on Media Attacks in Somalia

AFEX Supports ACHPR Resolution Calling for Investigation on Media Attacks in Somalia

🕔15:23, 17.Apr 2014

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has joined the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in calling on the Somali authorities to investigate and bring to justice perpetrators of the continual attacks on media workers in Somalia. AFEX,

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Groups Seek Endorsements for the Vienna Declaration on Freedom of Information and Expression

Groups Seek Endorsements for the Vienna Declaration on Freedom of Information and Expression Updated

🕔15:21, 17.Apr 2014

The University of Vienna, the transform!at Association and the Critical Librarians Association (KRIBIBI) are calling for signature endorsements of the 2014 Declaration on Freedom of Information and Expression. The declaration was adopted at the end of the International Conference on“Freedom

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Abia Police Detain, Charge Newspaper Editor with Sedition

Abia Police Detain, Charge Newspaper Editor with Sedition Updated

🕔15:13, 17.Apr 2014

The Associate Editor of Daily Sun newspaper, Mr. Ebere Wabara, was on March 31, 2014 charged with sedition by the Abia State Police Command.  Mr. Wabara was arraigned in absentia at an Umuahia Magistrate Court on a 10-count charge of

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