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Writers Around the World Launch Appeal Against Mass Surveillance

Writers Around the World Launch Appeal Against Mass Surveillance

🕔12:09, 9.Jan 2014

On December 10, 2013, the International Human Rights Day, 562 authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, from over 80 countries joined together to launch an appeal in defense of civil liberties against surveillance by corporations and governments. The five Nobel

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Senate Proposes 7 Year Jail-term for Incitement against Government on Social Media, Reverses Move

🕔12:07, 9.Jan 2014

Details of a Bill, which imposes a seven-year jail-term for social media critics found guilty of inciting the public against the government were made public last month by the Senate, the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly. The proposed

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Journalists Assaulted by Striking University Lecturers

🕔12:05, 9.Jan 2014

Striking university lecturers in Minna, Niger State, on December 16, 2013, assaulted journalists who had converged at the campus of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) in Minna to cover an emergency meeting of National Executive Council (NEC) of the 

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Journalist Goes into Hiding Following Threats to His Life

🕔12:04, 9.Jan 2014

Mr. Tony Adibe, the Enugu State Correspondent of the “Daily Trust” newspaper, has gone into hiding following threats to his life, according to the journalist. Mr. Adibe said he had been receiving calls and SMS text messages from an unknown

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Policemen Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures

🕔11:48, 9.Jan 2014

Mr. Yunusa Gabriel Enemali, a broadcast journalist and Media Special Assistant to the Chairman of Ibaji Local Government Area in Kogi State, was on December 13, 2013, assaulted and severely wounded by policemen in Lokoja, the State capital, on suspicion

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Applications Open for 2013/14 Journalism Fellowship Programme at Reuters Institute

🕔11:47, 9.Jan 2014

The Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship Programme enables mid-career journalists to improve their knowledge and to study issues important to their professional development in greater depth than is possible under deadline pressure. About 25 journalists from around the globe study in

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Applications Sought for the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship in the United States

🕔11:44, 9.Jan 2014

The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and

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Alexia Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014 Student Photography Grants

🕔11:32, 9.Jan 2014

The Alexia Foundation is seeking applications for its 2014 student photography grants. The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Student applicants are

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MRA Joins Protest against Planned Re-criminalization of Libel, Insult in Romania

🕔11:22, 9.Jan 2014

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) last month joined 35 other freedom of expression organizations from around the world in a joint action, led by ActiveWatch Media Monitoring Agency in Romania, against the proposed re-criminalization of libel and insult by the Romanian

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World Bank Launches Open Budgets Portal

🕔11:07, 9.Jan 2014

The World Bank last month launched the Open Budgets Portal, its new knowledge product and first effort to create a one-stop shop for budget data worldwide. The Portal was launched on December 17, 2013 at an event on “Boosting Fiscal Transparency

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