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National Council on Information Urges States to Implement FOI Act

National Council on Information Urges States to Implement FOI Act

🕔11:39, 10.Jan 2013

The National Council on Information (NCI), an annual meeting of government information managers, has called on states to implement the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act rather than enact state versions of the law. The Council, which met in Abuja, also

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Security Operatives Detain Newspaper Correspondent, Prevent Him from Sending News Stories

🕔11:34, 10.Jan 2013

Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) on December 15, 2012 at about 11.00pm apprehended the Enugu State correspondent of The Punch newspaper, Mr. Ozioma Ubabukoh, as he drove into his residence. They confiscated his laptop and mobile phones, and

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Pan African Parliament Calls on African Countries to Repeal Oppressive Media Laws

🕔11:26, 10.Jan 2013

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has called on African countries to repeal laws that oppress journalists and to also adopt the Model Law on Access to Information drafted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR). At a meeting

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NUJ, NHRC, CRC Condemn Arrest and Detention of Journalists

🕔11:20, 10.Jan 2013

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Civil Rights Congress (CRC) have condemned the arrest and detention of two journalists by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS). Messrs. Aliyu Saleh and Musa Muhammad Awwal,

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Media Group to Organize Regional Conference on FoE in 2013

🕔11:15, 10.Jan 2013

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) plans to hold a regional Conference on Freedom of Expression in Africa to explore the challenges faced by the media in Lusophone countries in Africa and other parts of the continent. The Conference is

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Foundation Sponsors UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

🕔10:59, 10.Jan 2013

The Board of Trustees of the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation on December 11, 2012, made a contribution of $ 25,000 to sponsor the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2013. The Foundation based in Finland promotes and supports freedom of expression.

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CIMA Releases New Report on Coordination and Collaboration in Media Development

🕔10:56, 10.Jan 2013

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in Washington D.C has announced the release of its latest report, Working in Concert: Coordination and Collaboration in International Media Development, written by Walter Dean; a veteran broadcast journalist, news director and an international

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Civil Society Groups Recommend Administrative Sanctions for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

🕔10:51, 10.Jan 2013

Civil society groups in Lafia, Nasarawa state, have recommended that the Attorney-General of the Federation and the relevant committees of the National Assembly should put in place administrative sanctions to make public institutions comply with the provisions of the Freedom

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UNESCO Proposes Activities to Celebrate World Radio Day 2013

🕔10:43, 10.Jan 2013

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has proposed a number of activities for stakeholders to adopt in celebrating the second World Radio Day on February 13, 2013. To commemorate the day, UNESCO has urged all countries to

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State Security Agency Detains Two Journalists for Undisclosed Reasons

🕔12:08, 4.Jan 2013

On December 24, 2012 at about 4.00am Mr. Musa Mohamed Awwal and Mr. Aliyu Saleh, two journalists with Al-Mizan, the Hausa language newspaper published in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, were arrested and detained by heavily armed security operatives from the State Security

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