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NetBlocks Launches Tool to Measure Cost of Internet Shutdowns

NetBlocks Launches Tool to Measure Cost of Internet Shutdowns Updated

🕔11:19, 14.Dec 2018

NetBlocks, in partnership with the Internet Society, has launched a new tool that can be used to measure the economic cost of internet disruptions and to support the adoption of rights-based internet governance around the world. The new tool called ‘Cost

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Human Rights Groups Ask Google to Respect Human Rights in its Operations in China

Human Rights Groups Ask Google to Respect Human Rights in its Operations in China Updated

🕔10:36, 14.Dec 2018

Dozens of human rights groups and individuals have written an open letter to the internet search giant, Google, asking it to respect human rights online by dropping Project Dragonfly and any plans to launch a censored search app in China. 

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NFOIC Calls for Entries for Freedom of Information Paper Competition

NFOIC Calls for Entries for Freedom of Information Paper Competition Updated

🕔10:15, 14.Dec 2018

The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) in the United State is calling on authors to submit proposals for its first paper competition in freedom of information research for presentation at its summit, scheduled to take place on April 12

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Activists Arrested and Detained for Facebook Post

Activists Arrested and Detained for Facebook Post Updated

🕔09:31, 14.Dec 2018

On November 28, 2018, Mr. Deji Adeyanju, a political activist and convener of “Concerned Nigerians” was arrested in Abuja by officers of the Nigerian Police at its Headquarters, where he was leading a peaceful protest over the alleged involvement of

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Appeal Court Nullifies Excessive Defamation Cost Against Online Medium Updated

🕔08:58, 14.Dec 2018

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, on December 4, 2018, set aside a High Court judgment that awarded ₦4 billion in damages against the online news medium, SaharaReporters and its founder, Omoyele Sowore, in favour of Nigeria’s

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Special Rapporteur  Calls on Governments to Respect the Right to Freedom of Expression

Special Rapporteur Calls on Governments to Respect the Right to Freedom of Expression Updated

🕔08:52, 14.Dec 2018

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, has called on State Parties The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, has called on

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Special Rapporteur Calls on African States to Ensure Access to Information for the Visually Impaired Updated

🕔08:38, 14.Dec 2018

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, by Commissioner Lawrence Mute, has called on all African states take steps to ensure access to information for the visually impaired and other print disabled persons. Joining

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Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Jailed Reuters Journalists

Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Jailed Reuters Journalists Updated

🕔09:31, 23.Nov 2018

Over 50 other human rights organizations from around the world, including Media Rights Agenda (MRA), have called on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two jailed Reuters reporters and 2018 PEN/Barbey

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UNESCO Launches Observatory on Murdered Journalists and Actions Taken to Punish Crimes against media Practitioners Updated

🕔19:03, 22.Nov 2018

On November 2, 2018, in commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, UNESCO launched the Observatory of Killed Journalists, an online database providing information on the status of judicial enquiries into each killing of a

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Ondo State Governor Bar Journalists from Covering Government House

Ondo State Governor Bar Journalists from Covering Government House Updated

🕔18:49, 22.Nov 2018

The Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has withdrawn the press accreditation cards that admit some journalists to cover Government House activities in the state,

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