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Colombian Journalist Wins 2020UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Colombian Journalist Wins 2020UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Updated

🕔12:55, 5.May 2020

Colombian investigative journalist, Ms Jineth Bedoya Lima, has been named as the laureate of the 2020 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on the recommendation of an independent international jury of media professionals. The $25,000 Prize recognizes a person, organization

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International Federation of Journalists Launches Global Platform for Quality Journalism Updated

🕔12:49, 5.May 2020

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world’s largest organisation of journalists, representing 600,000 media professionals from 187 trade unions and associations in over 140 countries,  has launched a “Global Platform for Quality Journalism”, aimed at saving and protecting jobs in

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Coalition Launched to Provide Rapid Responses to African Artists at Risk

Coalition Launched to Provide Rapid Responses to African Artists at Risk Updated

🕔12:47, 5.May 2020

A number of freedom of expression and artists support groups have come together to set up ”Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network” to defend artists and artistic freedom in Africa and to counter the risk of threats, harassment, arrest, imprisonment, torture

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SSS Detain Journalist over Interview with Doctoron COVID-19

SSS Detain Journalist over Interview with Doctoron COVID-19 Updated

🕔17:57, 1.May 2020

The State Security Service (SSS) on April 27, 2020, arrested and detained Mr. Kufre Carter, a journalist in Akwa Ibom State, over an audio clip from his interview with a doctor on COVID-19, which he allegedly circulated on social media.

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MRA’s Director Advocates Review of OGP Action Plan, Outlines Implementation Proposals Updated

🕔17:46, 1.May 2020

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and former Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria, Mr. EdetaenOjo, has proposed a comprehensive review of the country’s current OGP National Action Plan (NAP II) to make it relevant

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President of Humanist Association of Nigeria Arrested for Alleged Blasphemy

President of Humanist Association of Nigeria Arrested for Alleged Blasphemy Updated

🕔17:45, 1.May 2020

Mr. Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was on April 29, 2020, arrested by policemen at his residence in Kaduna State over a Facebook post regarded as critical of Islam’s holy Prophet Muhammad. The Kaduna State police

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Oxford University Launches COVID-19 Government Response Tracker

Oxford University Launches COVID-19 Government Response Tracker Updated

🕔17:05, 1.May 2020

Oxford University has launched an online tool for tracking and comparing the policy responses of governments around the world to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak. Developed by Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker is available online

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Online Publishers Demand Safety of Journalists in Ebonyi 

Online Publishers Demand Safety of Journalists in Ebonyi  Updated

🕔16:59, 1.May 2020

 The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has demanded that the safety of journalists in EbonyiStatebe ensured following a declaration by the Governor, Mr. David Umahi, that he could no longer guarantee the safety of journalists in the state The

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Jailed Rights Activist Gets Presidential Pardon, Released from Jail

Jailed Rights Activist Gets Presidential Pardon, Released from Jail Updated

🕔16:58, 1.May 2020

A jailed human rights activist, Mr. Ibrahim Wala, has regained his freedom following a presidential pardon extended to him and over 2,000 other prisoners. Ibrahim was convicted and sentenced by Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal

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International Women’s Film Festival Opens, Calls for Entries

International Women’s Film Festival Opens, Calls for Entries Updated

🕔16:56, 1.May 2020

The Legal Gender Cultural Foundation (LIZA) is now accepting entries for the International Women’s Film Festival “KIN”, meaning woman in Armenian, from women filmmakers around the world who wish to submit short documentary, fiction and animated films to the festival.

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