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MRA Becomes Member of ‘Web We Want’ Advisory Committee

MRA Becomes Member of ‘Web We Want’ Advisory Committee Updated

🕔15:02, 17.Dec 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has become a member organization of ‘Web We Want’ (WWW) Advisory Committee. MRA in this capacity, along with other committee members, will provide strategic direction, policy expertise and support to the WWW campaign. The advisory committee

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Transparency International Charts Roadmap for its Re-engagement in Nigeria

Transparency International Charts Roadmap for its Re-engagement in Nigeria Updated

🕔14:57, 17.Dec 2013

The Africa Department at Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) has charted a roadmap for its re-engagement in Nigeria in collaboration with some Nigerian civil society organisations (CSOs) working on anti-corruption issues. To this end, it has produced a strategic planning document

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World Justice Challenge Competition Receiving Entries

🕔14:53, 17.Dec 2013

The World Justice Project (WJP) has announced that the World Justice Challenge competition designed to incubate practical, on-the-ground programmes that advance the rule of law, is now open to receive entries. The winning programmes will be supported by a modest

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Access Seeks Submission for 2014 Innovation Prize

🕔14:50, 17.Dec 2013

Access, an international human rights organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world, has announced that it is receiving applications for its 2014 Innovation Prize award Access is seeking submission from applicants directly

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Group Calls on the NBC to Commence Issuance of Community Radio Licenses

🕔14:47, 17.Dec 2013

The Nigeria Community Radio Coalition (NCRC), in collaboration with the Institute for Media and Society (IMESO), has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to start issuing community radio licenses. It said the delay in implementging the October 2010 approval

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ACHPR Re-appoints Pansy Tlakula as Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, Access to Information

🕔14:40, 17.Dec 2013

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Right (ACHPR) has reappointed Commissioner Pansy Tlakula as its Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa for another two years. Pansy Tlakula was reappointed on November 5, 2013

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Groups Ask Court to Compel Federal Attorney General to Prosecute NCAA for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information Updated

🕔10:25, 9.Dec 2013

Lagos, Monday, December 9, 2013: Two non-governmental organizations have filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos asking the court to compel the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to release to them the procurement records for the controversial

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FOI: NCAA Refuses to Disclose Procurement Records for Purchase of Bullet-Proof Cars

🕔10:12, 28.Nov 2013

Lagos, Thursday, November 28, 2013: The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said it cannot release the procurement records for the purchase of two controversial bullet proof cars to two non-governmental organizations seeking access to them because releasing them would

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MRA Collaborates with Lagos Governor’s Office Correspondents on Walk against Impunity

🕔11:05, 8.Nov 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Lagos Governor’s Office Correspondents (LAGOCO) will on Monday, November 11, 2013 embark on a “Walk Against Impunity”.  The collaboration forms part of activities marking LAGOCO Week which takes place from

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IFEX Launches 2013 International Day to End Impunity, Nigeria to be Highlighted

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) today [October 31, 2013] launched the start of its 2013 anti-impunity campaign ahead of the third annual “International Day to End Impunity” (IDEI) during which it will profile the case of Nigerian human

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