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Media Impact Fund Releases Report on Global Media Philanthropy

Media Impact Fund Releases Report on Global Media Philanthropy Updated

🕔09:25, 16.Apr 2019

Media Impact Fund (MIF) has released a new report which presents data, trends and pressing issues facing the global media philanthropy and what funders can do moving forward. Titled Global Media Philanthropy: What Funders Need to Know About Data, Trends

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UNESCO Develops Reporting Instrument for SDG Indicator  on Access to Information Updated

🕔21:55, 22.Mar 2019

The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) of the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has developed a reporting instrument that seeks through a questionnaire to determine the number of countries that have adopted and are

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MRA Criticizes President Buhari’s Refusal to Assent to Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

MRA Criticizes President Buhari’s Refusal to Assent to Digital Rights and Freedom Bill Updated

🕔21:54, 22.Mar 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has criticized the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into Law, describing his reasons as illogical and evidence of his Administration’s unwillingness to uphold and protect the freedom of expression and other human rights of Nigerians

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Global Investigative Journalism Network Calls for Research Paper Abstracts

Global Investigative Journalism Network Calls for Research Paper Abstracts Updated

🕔15:57, 22.Mar 2019

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is inviting journalism professors and researchers worldwide to submit research paper abstracts for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC19) scheduled to hold from September 26 to 29, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. Abstracts which should be

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Lagos Hosts African Women in Technology Conference 

Lagos Hosts African Women in Technology Conference  Updated

🕔15:50, 22.Mar 2019

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital will, on March 29 and 30, 2019, host the African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference with the theme: “The Techazon Within You” at Zone Tech Park. The AWIT is a network of women who are creatively

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Mallory Knodel and Bernard Shen Elected FOC Advisory Network co-Chairs for 2019-2020

Mallory Knodel and Bernard Shen Elected FOC Advisory Network co-Chairs for 2019-2020 Updated

🕔15:47, 22.Mar 2019

The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has announced the election of Ms Mallory Knodel and Mr. Bernard Shen as the new co-Chairs of the FOC Advisory Network (AN), a mechanism for facilitating and ensuring ongoing multistakeholder engagement for the Coalition. Ms Knodel is the

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Ghana Assumes Role of Chair of Freedom Online Coalition

Ghana Assumes Role of Chair of Freedom Online Coalition Updated

🕔15:33, 22.Mar 2019

Ghana’s Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), has confirmed that the Chairmanship of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has been passed to Ghana and that she would be representing Ghana in the position. Giving further details, she said: “The

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Press Freedom Organisations Call for Intervention on Social Media Blackout in Chad

Press Freedom Organisations Call for Intervention on Social Media Blackout in Chad Updated

🕔15:33, 22.Mar 2019

Eighty freedom of expression organisations from across the globe have called on the  Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa and the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right

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Lawyers Establish Freedom of Information Legal Response Network Updated

🕔15:17, 22.Mar 2019

Participating lawyers in a two-day Sensitization/Training Workshop  on “Supporting the Media Through Litigation” have agreed to establish a Freedom of Information (FOI) Legal Response Network as a platform for their collaborative efforts to provide legal and litigation assistance to journalists,

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Politician Bars Journalists from Covering Polling Station Updated

🕔15:04, 22.Mar 2019

On March 9, 2019, Channels TV reporter, Collin Ossai; his cameraman and a radio journalist with Speed FM were blocked from covering the voting process at a polling station in the Esan Central local government area of Edo state by

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