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Media Rights Agenda hosts FOI Act Implementers Strategy Meeting

Media Rights Agenda hosts FOI Act Implementers Strategy Meeting

🕔10:00, 12.Sep 2013

LAGOS, Wednesday, September 11, 2013:   A two-day Freedom of Information (FOI) Act Implementers Strategy Meeting for civil society organizations engaged in various aspects of FOI work in Nigeria begins in Abuja on Monday, September 16, 2013. Organized by Media Rights

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Thomson Foundation Announces Young Journalist Award

🕔12:58, 11.Sep 2013

The Thomson Foundation is calling on young journalist from developing countries to apply for the Young Journalist Award. The new award is being sponsored by the Foundation on behalf of the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards. The award is

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MRA, 156 CSOs Urge US President to End Action Against Snowden

🕔12:55, 11.Sep 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) joined 156 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) worldwide on August 6, 2013 to send a joint letter to the United States President, Barrack Obama requesting the US government to stop pursuing whistleblower, Edward Snowden, and his

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PRTV Launches Presence on GOtv Nigeria

🕔12:41, 11.Sep 2013

Planet Radio TV (PRTV) entered into the Nigerian digital broadcasting sphere with its launch on 13 August 2013 on GOtv Nigeria digital broadcasting bouquet. PRTV signals will now be received as one of the channels available to GOtv subscribers in

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Activist Says Access to Education, Active Citizenry Guarantee Effective FOI

🕔12:37, 11.Sep 2013

Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, a human rights activist and Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said adequate access to education and an active citizenry will guarantee the operation of an effective Freedom of Information

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UNESCO Calls for Research Proposals on the Role of Internet Intermediaries

🕔12:32, 11.Sep 2013

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is calling for proposals from researchers and interested organisations that will help to identify principles for good practices and processes related to Internet intermediaries. These principles should protect freedom of expression

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S.I.N Campaign Documentary Urges Collaborative Effort to Curb Impunity

🕔12:29, 11.Sep 2013

The Stop Impunity Nigeria (S.I.N) Campaign on August 21, 2013, launched a documentary that recommends a collaborative effort of the government, citizens, press and civil society organisations to curb impunity in Nigeria. Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mr.

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INSI Launches Survey on Violence against Female Journalists

🕔12:19, 11.Sep 2013

The International News Safety Institute (INSI) last month launched a global survey on violence against women journalists. The initiative is in collaboration with United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as part of its programme on the promotion of

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Woodrow Wilson Opens Fellowships to Journalists

🕔12:04, 11.Sep 2013

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is calling on journalists, scholars and public officials worldwide to apply for a fellowship on public policy. The fellowship is a nine month residential program in Washington, D.C. Fellows will conduct research and

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Coalition Against Corruption Identifies Access to Information as Priority Issue Ahead of COSP

🕔11:50, 11.Sep 2013

The United Nations Coalition Against Corruption (UNCAC) has identified progress on access to information and ‘Beneficial Ownership’ as two priority issues for the civil society community to be discussed at the Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP)

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