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Conference Calls for Effective Policies to Facilitate Innovation on the Internet

Conference Calls for Effective Policies to Facilitate Innovation on the Internet

🕔14:41, 12.Jun 2013

Participants at a Wilton Park Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, have called for the introduction of effective policies to facilitate innovation, trust and security as well as to create a sustained consumer base on the internet saying that there is enormous

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MRA Commends Judiciary for Upholding Right to Information for Citizens

🕔14:34, 12.Jun 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has commended the Nigerian Judiciary for its unwavering support of the right of citizens to access information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, saying it appeared that the effective implementation of the Law would ultimately

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SSS Detains Journalist

🕔14:28, 12.Jun 2013

The State Security Service (SSS) detained an Ogun State Correspondent of The Punch newspaper, Mr. Segun Olatunji, on Monday May 27, 2013. Mr. Olatunji had gone to the SSS Command office on the invitation of its state Director, Mr. Joseph Okpo. Mr. Olatunji, narrating

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MFWA Trains Monitors to Rate Free Expression in West Africa

🕔14:25, 12.Jun 2013

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in collaboration with New York-based Freedom House Inc, a freedom of expression (FoE) advocacy organisation, has trained monitors from West African countries to rate freedom of expression in West Africa. The monitors were trained

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Cambodia Hosts IFEX Strategy Conference, General Meeting

🕔14:12, 12.Jun 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will hold its bi-annual General Meeting (GM) and Strategy Conference (SC) on June 17 – 20, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The meeting is hosted by IFEX member organisation Cambodian Center for Human

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MRA Makes FOI Request to Nigerian Export Promotion Council

🕔14:11, 12.Jun 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has made a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), asking for the organization’s records and documents relating to its assets and properties. In a Freedom of Information

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Wole Soyinka Media Centre Holds 2013 Media Lecture Series

🕔14:01, 12.Jun 2013

The Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) holds its 5th media lecture series on July 31, 2013. The theme of this year’s lecture is The Freedom of Information Act and the Dictatorship of Corruption and Mediocrity. According to Motunrayo

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CIMA Launches Report on Media Owners, Journalism Ethics

🕔14:01, 12.Jun 2013

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has released its report on the study of the ethics of news media owners and executives. The report was submitted by Eugene L. Meyer, an award-winning

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Nigeria Makes Progress on the Net despite Harsh Media Environment

🕔13:46, 12.Jun 2013

Nigeria made remarkable progress in its information and communications technology (ICT) sector in 2011 which saw the heightened use of ICTs during the April 2011 general elections and the establishment, the same year, of the Ministry of Information and Communication

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UN Member States Urged to Review Restrictive Laws on Artistic Free Expression

🕔13:37, 12.Jun 2013

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms Farida Shaheed, has called on all member states to critically review their legislation and practices which impose restrictions on the right to freedom of artistic expression and

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