EFCC Invades Newspaper House, Groups Condemn Action

EFCC Invades Newspaper House, Groups Condemn Action Updated

🕔14:17, 13.Jun 2017

In the early hours of June 12, 2017, heavily armed operatives from Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), invaded the head office of Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of The Sun newspaper  in the Apapa area of

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Armed Thugs Attack, Assault Journalist

Armed Thugs Attack, Assault Journalist Updated

🕔07:43, 6.Jun 2017

At about 6pm on June 3, 2017, Mr. Charles Otu, the Ebonyi State Correspondent of The Guardian newspaper was accosted at Vanco Junction in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, by armed men suspected to be political thugs who beat him

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Publisher Escapes Assassination, NUJ Condemns Attack

Publisher Escapes Assassination, NUJ Condemns Attack Updated

🕔07:41, 6.Jun 2017

On June 2, 2017 at about 7.p.m., gunmen reportedly shot at Mr. Samuel Nweze, Publisher of a local tabloid, “People’s Leader” in front of his office at 2, Awolowo Street in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. According to Mr. Nweze, “I narrowly

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Media NGOs Call on the Nigerian Government to Ensure Enabling Environment for Media Practice

Media NGOs Call on the Nigerian Government to Ensure Enabling Environment for Media Practice Updated

🕔12:27, 4.May 2017

LAGOS, May 3, 2017: On the occasion of the 2017 World Press Freedom Day, a coalition of media advocacy organizations in Nigeria under the aegis of the Partnership for Media and Democracy in Nigeria (PAMED) is calling on the Federal

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AFEX Petitions AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to Intervene in Cameroon Crisis

AFEX Petitions AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to Intervene in Cameroon Crisis Updated

🕔12:07, 21.Apr 2017

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017 petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human

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18 NGOs file an intervention before France’s highest court on dangers of the ‘right to be forgotten’

18 NGOs file an intervention before France’s highest court on dangers of the ‘right to be forgotten’ Updated

🕔08:51, 19.Apr 2017

Today, 18 expert non-governmental organisations from across the world have filed legal submissions before France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority, la Commission nationaleinformatique et libertés (“CNIL”),

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Court Grants Media Rights Agenda Leave to Sue Lagos State Ministry of Health

Court Grants Media Rights Agenda Leave to Sue Lagos State Ministry of Health Updated

🕔09:18, 23.Mar 2017

Lagos, Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Justice Beatrice Oke-Lawal of the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division has granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to sue the Lagos State Ministry of Health (the Ministry) for its refusal to grant access

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World Radio Day 2017: MRA Calls on Government and Others to Support Community Radio Sector

World Radio Day 2017: MRA Calls on Government and Others to Support Community Radio Sector

🕔13:43, 13.Feb 2017

LAGOS, February 13, 2017:  On the occasion of the World Radio Day 2017, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) is calling on the government, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders to institute a package of support to the community radio sector in Nigeria

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OGP Steering Committee Invites Public Comments on Draft National Action Plan

OGP Steering Committee Invites Public Comments on Draft National Action Plan Updated

🕔19:37, 3.Nov 2016

Nigeria’s draft National Action Plan, to be submitted for approval to the International Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at the fourth OGP Global Summit in Paris, France, from December 7 to 9, 2016 is now available for

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CSO Committee Express Support for Federal Government’s Anti-Corruption War

CSO Committee Express Support for Federal Government’s Anti-Corruption War Updated

🕔10:56, 15.Sep 2016

Abuja, 15 September 2016. The Civil Society (CSO) Advisory Committee for the European Union (EU) funded Project, “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria”, has restated its strong support for the Federal Government’s war against corruption, saying most of the criticisms of

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