APAI Working Group Asks AU, UNESCO to Proclaim September 28 Right to Information Day Updated

🕔14:57, 26.Sep 2014

Windhoek, Namibia, 26 September 2014:  As information activists around the world celebrate the right to information on 28 September, the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) has reiterated its call to UNESCO and the African Union (AU) to formally

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MRA Calls on SSS to Charge Tega Oghenedoro to Court or Release Him

MRA Calls on SSS to Charge Tega Oghenedoro to Court or Release Him Updated

🕔07:52, 25.Sep 2014

LAGOS: Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the State Security Service (SSS) and the Niger State government to immediately charge Tega Oghenedoro, the journalist arrested for allegedly demanding N50 Million bribe, to a court of competent

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African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms for Launch at 2014 IGF

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms for Launch at 2014 IGF Updated

🕔04:55, 2.Sep 2014

The African Declaration Drafter’s Group is pleased to present the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms which will be released onSeptember 4 at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey, and onSeptember 8 at Highway Africa Conference in Grahamstown, South

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FG Announces Plans to Migrate MDAs to .gov.ng Portal

FG Announces Plans to Migrate MDAs to .gov.ng Portal Updated

🕔14:42, 20.Aug 2014

The Minister of Information and Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has announced the Federal Government’s plans to migrate all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to one portal on the .gov.ng domain. The Minister who was represented by the Director of e-Governance

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Rory Peck Trust Announces New Board Chair

Rory Peck Trust Announces New Board Chair Updated

🕔13:38, 20.Aug 2014

The Rory Peck Trust has announced the choice of Sarah Ward-Lilley, BBC News’ Head of International Bureaux, as the new Chair of its Board.  She takes over from Michael Jermey, ITV’s Director of News and Current Affairs who is stepping down

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Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Condemns Proposed Nigeria Regulation Act on Foreign Aid

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Condemns Proposed Nigeria Regulation Act on Foreign Aid Updated

🕔12:49, 20.Aug 2014

The Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa (HRA), Commissioner Reine Alapini Gansou, has “unequivocally” condemned the proposed Nigerian Government regulation on foreign aid contribution to Nigerian civil society organizations. She explained that such a bill is a regression of

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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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