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New Rating Shows Increase in Number, Quality of Right to Information Laws

New Rating Shows Increase in Number, Quality of Right to Information Laws

🕔13:14, 14.Oct 2013

A recent rating conducted by the Madrid-based Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), based in Halifax, Canada, shows that there is substantial increase in the number and quality of Right to Information (RTI) laws

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CSOs, Media Urged to Take Advantage of Social Media for More Effective Advocacy

🕔13:05, 14.Oct 2013

Civil society organizations and the media have been called upon to improve their knowledge of various social media platforms in order to take advantage of them to improve their advocacy activities. Ms Foluke Adegbite, Programme Officer at Media Rights Agenda

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IFEX Releases Toolkit for International Day to End Impunity Campaign Activities

🕔13:02, 14.Oct 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), the global network of freedom of expression organisations, has released a toolkit to enhance members’ campaign activities around this year’s “International Day to End Impunity”. November 23 is designated the International Day to

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MRA’s Executive Director Calls on Youths, CSOs to Engage Internet Policy Issues

🕔12:46, 14.Oct 2013

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mr. Edetaen Ojo, has called on youths and civil society activists in Nigeria to improve their knowledge of Internet policy issues in order to effectively engage ongoing efforts by the Federal Government

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MRA Convenes FOI Act Implementers Strategy Meeting to Improve Cooperation, Collaboration

🕔12:33, 14.Oct 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) convened a two-day Freedom of Information (FOI) Act Implementers Strategy Meeting last month in an effort to strengthen coordination and collaboration activities for the effective implementation of Nigeria’s 28-month old access to information law. The meeting,

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MRA Begins Mentoring of CSOs on Using the FOI Act

🕔12:17, 14.Oct 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has launched a project to mentor selected civil society organizations from across the country on the use of the Freedom of Information Act to improve their ability to use the Law and enhance their effectiveness. The

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2013 AFIGF Advocates Involvement of Non-Governmental Stakeholders in Internet Policy Processes

🕔12:10, 14.Oct 2013

Internet governance stakeholders rose from a four-day Africa Internet Governance Forum (AFIGF) in Nairobi, Kenya, last month with a call on African Governments to involve representatives from non-governmental stakeholders in preparatory processes for regional and international policy forums and include

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NGO Appeals Federal High Court Ruling Calling on National Assembly to Amend FOI Act

🕔14:27, 2.Oct 2013

Lagos-based non-governmental organization, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), has appealed against the ruling of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja calling on the National Assembly to amend the Freedom of Information Act to limit those who can

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Groups Plan Freedom of Information Rally at National Assembly on September 26

🕔09:11, 23.Sep 2013

Civil society networks and groups in Nigeria are planning a Freedom of Information (FOI) rally on September 26, ahead of this year’s International Right to Know Day to press the National Assembly to be more transparent. Scheduled for 10am at

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Zambia to Host 2013 Pan African Conference on Access to Information

🕔15:00, 20.Sep 2013

The Republic of Zambia will from September 25 to 27, 2013 host the second regional ACTION (Access to Information) conference titled Leveraging Continental Developments to Enhance the Adoption of Access to Information Laws in Africa. The conference is being organized

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