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Outgoing Special Rapporteur Seeks Safe Environment for Journalism Practice in Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) outgoing Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Jamesina...

Federal Government Announces Lifting of Ban on Twitter Operations in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the lifting of the June 4, 2021 indefinite suspension it placed on Twitter operations in Nigeria. The...

UN General Assembly Asks Member States to Develop and Implement Effective Measures to Protect...

With a unanimous voice, the United Nations General Assembly has again called on UN Member States to develop and implement effective and transparent legal...

President Buhari Reaffirms Nigeria’s Commitment to the OGP Declaration

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has reaffirmed Nigeria's commitment to the Open Government Declaration saying the country’s resolve to fully implement reform ideas like...

ACHPR Appoints Commissioner Topsy-Sonoo Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) has appointed Commissioner Ourveena Geereesha Topsy-Sonoo of Mauritius as the new Special Rapporteur on Freedom...

Nearly 2,000 Journalists have Died of COVID-19 in 94 Countries, Says Campaign

Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, has announced that nearly 2,000 journalists have died of COVID-19 in 94 countries...