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Local Intelligence Agency Arrest Editor for Facebook Post

Local Intelligence Agency Arrest Editor for Facebook Post Updated

🕔22:17, 8.Aug 2019

At about 2am on August 5, 2019 operatives of Nigeria’s local intelligence agency, the Directorate of State Security (DSS) stormed the Rigachikun, Kaduna State residence of Mr. Ibrahim Dan Halilu, a former editor at the privately-owned Daily Trust newspaper and

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UNESCO Welcomes Establishment of a Global Media Defense Fund Updated

🕔21:56, 8.Aug 2019

The UNESCO Director-General, Ms Audrey Azoulay, has welcomed  the establishment of a new Global Media Defense Fund and the pledge to the Fund of £3 million (US$3,8 M) by the United Kingdom and 1 million Canadian Dollars (US$ 765,000) by

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Coalition Condemns Ex-lawmaker’s Harassment of Journalists, Threatens Court Action   Updated

🕔21:55, 8.Aug 2019

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWBPPF) has condemned the harassment of Mr. Oke Epia, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the online newspaper, OrderPaper Nigeria and his staff by a former legislator, Mr. Tony Nwulu, who represented Oshodi/ Isolo

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Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opens for Early-career Journalists

Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opens for Early-career Journalists Updated

🕔21:54, 8.Aug 2019

Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English are encouraged to apply for the six-month Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship which provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism. The goals of

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MRA Condemns Harassment of Publisher, Calls on Police to Investigate Alleged Threat to his Life

MRA Condemns Harassment of Publisher, Calls on Police to Investigate Alleged Threat to his Life Updated

🕔21:38, 8.Aug 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on July 30, 2019 condemned the harassment of Mr. Oke Epia, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the online newspaper, OrderPaper Nigeria, by a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Tony Nwulu, and called on the

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Publisher Accuses Former Legislator of Threatening his Life

Publisher Accuses Former Legislator of Threatening his Life Updated

🕔21:38, 8.Aug 2019

Mr. Oke Epia, publisher of OrderPaper Nigeria, on July 26, 2019 accused Tony Nwulu, a former member of the House of Representatives, of threatening his life and those of his colleagues. Oke said in a statement that he and his

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Newspaper Vendors Alleged Extortion of Members, Embark on Indefinite Strike

Newspaper Vendors Alleged Extortion of Members, Embark on Indefinite Strike Updated

🕔21:34, 8.Aug 2019

On July 29, 2019, newspaper distributors and vendors in Awka, the Anambra State capital embarked on an indefinite strike citing extortion of its members by officials of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra State (OCHA). As a result, newspapers and magazines

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MRA Inducts NNPC Into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ Vows to Sue it for its Unrepentant Violation of FOI Act Updated

🕔21:23, 8.Aug 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on August 1, 2019 named the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) the first inductee into its enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, vowing to take legal action to compel the corporation to abide by

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UNESCO Director-General Condemns Killing of TV journalist, Calls for Investigation Updated

🕔21:19, 8.Aug 2019

Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the July 22, 2019 killing in Abuja of Mr. Precious Owolabi, a trainee television journalist with the privately-owned Channels Television and called on the Nigerian

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MRA Launches Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Every Inducted Institution will be Sued   Updated

🕔21:16, 8.Aug 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on July 30, 2019 announced the launching of an enhanced “Freedom of Information Hall of Shame”, saying it would now take legal action against every public institution inducted into the Hall of Shame for undermining the

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