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Nominations Open for Fetisov Journalism Awards

Nominations Open for Fetisov Journalism Awards

Nominations Open for Fetisov Journalism Awards Updated

🕔14:40, 12.Sep 2019

Media organisations from around the world have until October 1, 2019 to nominate journalists who change the world for the better with their publications for the Fetisov Journalism Awards. The goals of the Fetisov Journalism Awards are to promote contemporary

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Registration Opens for Free MOOC on Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa Updated

🕔14:37, 12.Sep 2019

The Wits LINK Centre and WitsX have announced the opening of registration for a free six-week massive open online course (MOOC) on Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa. It will commence on October 4, 2019. The course which

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CSOs Urged to Use FOI Act to Engage AGoF Annual Audit Reports Updated

🕔14:30, 12.Sep 2019

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been urged to use the Freedom of information (FOI) Act to engage the annual Audit Reports of the Auditor-General of the Federation (AGoF) to curtail the scale of irregularities as well as violations of the

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UN Urges Nigeria to Speed up Passage of Digital Rights and Freedom Bill Updated

🕔14:22, 12.Sep 2019

The United Nations (UN) has called on the Nigerian Government to speed up passage of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. The call is contained in its concluding observations from Nigeria’s review at the 126th session of the UN Human

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Police Arrest, Detain Publisher for Demanding Financial Accountability

Police Arrest, Detain Publisher for Demanding Financial Accountability Updated

🕔14:14, 12.Sep 2019

On August 22, 2019, a team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police arrested Mr. Agba Jalingo, publisher of Cross River Watch, an online news portal from his home in Lagos. They took him to SARS office

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MRA Calls for Immediate Release of Agba Jalingo, Accuses Governor Ayade of Abuse of Power

MRA Calls for Immediate Release of Agba Jalingo, Accuses Governor Ayade of Abuse of Power Updated

🕔09:59, 3.Sep 2019

LAGOS, Tuesday, 3 September 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called for the immediate release of Mr. Agba Jalingo, a journalist with the Cross River Watch, describing his arrest and detention since August 22, 2019 as unlawful and the charges

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MRA Inducts Customs into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses it of Confirming Reports of Pervasive Corruption in the Agency

MRA Inducts Customs into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses it of Confirming Reports of Pervasive Corruption in the Agency Updated

🕔10:05, 2.Sep 2019

Lagos, Monday, September 2, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) into its enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its non-compliance with its FOI Act obligations, saying by its refusal to be

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48 human rights and press freedom organisations worldwide call upon UN and AU Special Mechanisms to intervene in arbitrary detention of #RevolutionNow protest leader Updated

🕔15:55, 23.Aug 2019

Forty-eight international and Nigerian human rights and press freedom organisations have filed an urgent appeal to the United Nations and African Union Special Mechanisms calling for their intervention in the arbitrary arrest and detention of Nigerian journalist and human rights

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MRA Commends NIPC for ‘Initial Steps’ to Comply with FOI Proactive Disclosure Obligation

MRA Commends NIPC for ‘Initial Steps’ to Comply with FOI Proactive Disclosure Obligation Updated

🕔11:32, 21.Aug 2019

Lagos, Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today commended the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) for its initial efforts at complying with its proactive disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and called on other public

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Local Intelligence Agency Arrest Editor for Facebook Post

🕔09:23, 14.Aug 2019

At about 2am on August 5, 2019 operatives of Nigeria’s local intelligence agency, the Directorate of State Security (DSS) stormed the Rigachikun, Kaduna State residence of Mr. Ibrahim Dan Halilu, a former editor at the privately-owned Daily Trust newspaper and

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