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UNESCO Calls for Nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019

UNESCO Calls for Nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 Updated

🕔11:19, 17.Dec 2018

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is inviting nominations for the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The call for nomination is open to governments of UNESCO Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as

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Governor El-Rufai Petitions IGP over Alleged Incitement to Violence in Kaduna by Abuja Pastor

Governor El-Rufai Petitions IGP over Alleged Incitement to Violence in Kaduna by Abuja Pastor Updated

🕔10:36, 17.Dec 2018

The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rifai, disclosed on December 13, 2019 that he has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over alleged inciting comments made by “a pastor in Abuja” which suggested that he had a

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Data4CHANGE Invites Applications from CSOs, NGOs for its 2019 Event Updated

🕔15:45, 14.Dec 2018

DATA4CHANGE, in partnership with Code for Africa,  is calling for applications for its 2019 event which will be held at Nairobi Garage, in the Kenyan capital from May 30 to June 3, 2019 The DATA4CHANGE flagship event is a five-day

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Freemuse Launches Report on Violations of Women’s Artistic Expression Updated

🕔15:41, 14.Dec 2018

On November 29, 2018, Freemuse launched a first-of-its-kind report that documents, through five years of research, issues related to women’s artistic expression and how it is limited due to interference by government agencies, artistic communities and non-state actors, such as

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CITAD Implores Women to Acquire ICT Education to Protect them Against Male Domination

CITAD Implores Women to Acquire ICT Education to Protect them Against Male Domination Updated

🕔15:29, 14.Dec 2018

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in Kano has called on women and girls to acquire Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education in order to protect them against male domination in all areas of life. CITAD’s Programme Officer

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ECOWAS Community Court Restrains NBC from Censoring Political Broadcasts Updated

🕔15:23, 14.Dec 2018

The Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Court of Justice sitting in Abuja on December 12, 2018, delivered a judgment restraining the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) from censoring of political programmes by broadcast stations in Nigeria. The ECOWAS Community

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UNESCO, AU Tasked on Coordination Mechanism for Safety of Journalists In Africa

UNESCO, AU Tasked on Coordination Mechanism for Safety of Journalists In Africa Updated

🕔14:46, 14.Dec 2018

Stakeholders at an interregional forum held at UNECA office in Addis Ababa on November 26 – 27, 2018 have called on the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to work together “to develop the AU

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USIP Report Credits MRA, Others With Expanding Civic Space in Nigeria

USIP Report Credits MRA, Others With Expanding Civic Space in Nigeria Updated

🕔14:36, 14.Dec 2018

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in a Special Report issued in October 2018, extolled civil society organizations and activists in Nigeria for elevating and sustaining transparency and accountability reforms on various political and policy agendas, acknowledging that “Efforts

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Governor Sacks TV, Radio Stations Managers Over Failure to Attend BON Meeting

Governor Sacks TV, Radio Stations Managers Over Failure to Attend BON Meeting Updated

🕔14:19, 14.Dec 2018

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, on November 26, 2018 sacked the Managing Directors of three media houses owned by the State Rivers State Television, Radio Rivers and Garden City Radio over their failure to attend the 71st General Assembly

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Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Opens, Calling for Entries.

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Opens, Calling for Entries. Updated

🕔14:09, 14.Dec 2018

The Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School is now accepting entries for its fellowship from journalists with at least five years of experience who are interested in sharing, expanding and researching public policy and political affairs. The Fellowship

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