UNDP-DGD Invites Bids from Media Houses for PSAs, Programmes on 2015 Elections

🕔13:22, 26.Jun 2014

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) II Project is inviting bids from broadcast media organizations in Nigeria for placement of public service announcements, jingles, radio drama as well as radio and television programmes in

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Freedom of Expression and Access to Information Post-2015: Measurable Targets for Goal 16

🕔09:04, 17.Jun 2014

An international coalition of more than 200 organizations welcomes the inclusion of targets for capable institutions, media freedom, and access to information by the United Nations member states now participating in the post-2015 development agenda dialogue. The inclusion of targets

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Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

🕔11:10, 11.Jun 2014

From June 6-9, 2014, there have been different incidents of attacks on media freedom in Nigeria. The attacks have come in the form of seizure of publications of The Punch, The Nation, Daily Trust, Leadership and Vanguard newspapers. There have

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Global Voices Gets New Managing Editor as Solana Larsen Steps Down

Global Voices Gets New Managing Editor as Solana Larsen Steps Down Updated

🕔14:31, 10.Jun 2014

Global Voices’ longtime Managing Editor, Solana Larsen, stepped down at the end of May 2014 after seven years as the Managing Editor, citing personal reasons for her decision. She has been succeeded by Sahar Habib Ghazi. Larsen has opted to

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MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration Updated

🕔09:04, 9.Jun 2014

Lagos, Saturday, June 7, 2014: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the renewed onslaught on the Nigerian Press by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration with the arrest of newspaper workers, detention of media vehicles, confiscation of thousands of copies of newspapers

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Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

🕔09:00, 9.Jun 2014

In the early hours of  June 6, 2014, armed soldiers in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and Warri in Delta State, South-south Nigeria, impounded the distribution vans of two dailies: “Leadership” and “The Nation” newspapers and confiscated the day’s edition

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NSA’s Office Hosts Cybersecurity Forum in Lagos in June 2014

NSA’s Office Hosts Cybersecurity Forum in Lagos in June 2014

🕔07:09, 2.Jun 2014

The Office of the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan is convening a two-day National Cyber-security Forum in Lagos on June 18 and 19, 2014 to seek stakeholders input into the proposed National Cyber-security Policy framework. The Forum, which

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Nigerian Police Charge Newspaper Correspondent to Court over Report on Protest

🕔08:59, 14.May 2014

On May 12, 2014, the Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Police charged the State correspondent of Daily Trust Newspaper, Hir Joseph to the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lafia, the State capital, accusing him of publishing “Injurious Falsehood” contrary

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Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest

Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest Updated

🕔07:44, 16.Apr 2014

On April 14, 2014, Sebastine Ebhuomhan, the Edo State Chief Correspondent of the “National Mirror” newspaper, went into hiding alleging that the Nigerian Army was planning to arrest and detain him indefinitely. Ebhuomhan disclosed this in a press statement he

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Media Rights Agenda Launches FOI App for Android Devices

Media Rights Agenda Launches FOI App for Android Devices Updated

🕔07:29, 15.Apr 2014

 Lagos, Tuesday, April 15, 2014:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today launched an Application to enable users of android powered mobile devices to download the Freedom of Information Act 2011 to their handsets, tablets and other devices that use the android

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