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Media Rights Agenda

National Council on Information Urges States to Implement FOI Act

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

NUJ, NHRC, CRC Condemn Arrest and Detention of Journalists

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...

Media Group to Organize Regional Conference on FoE in 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...

Foundation Sponsors UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

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...