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Media in Conflicts Seminar Seeks Application for its Annual Training

The Media in Conflicts Seminar (MICS) for 2013, taking place in Israel, is accepting applications from prospective participants from around the world. The training will hold from August 25-29, 2013 at the Interdisciplinary Center...

FOI Act: Where His Lordship Got It Wrong

By Edetaen Ojo In a recent ruling, his lordship, Justice Gabriel O. Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja suggested that the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 was somehow defective because it provides in...

FG Withdraws Felony Charges against Journalists

The Federal Government on May 2, 2013 withdrew a six-count felony charge against two journalists – Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzor Ukaibe of Leadership Newspapers. The case was adjourned by the presiding judge...

Advocates Displeased with Government over Community Radio Licenses

Advocates for community radio broadcasting have expressed their displeasure with the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over their failure to issue community radio licences. The advocates are worried that the continued delay...

IREX Releases Africa’s MSI 2013 Index

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)  on June 27, 2013 released its latest Africa Media Sustainability Index (MSI). IREX found out that traditional media still remains the preferred source of news. By “sustainability” IREX...

UNESCO and Partners Hold First Global Forum on Media and Gender

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), UN Women, media and NGO partners globally will in November 2013 hold the ‘First Global Forum on Media and Gender.’  The Forum is meant to...