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Buhari fails to keep his promise on human rights

President Muhammad Buhari anti-corruption record appears to be rising, but his human rights record is sinking. And his presidency is beginning to appear more like the military dictatorship he denounced on the campaign grounds in 2015. Ajibola Amzat (Features Editor) and Joseph Onyekwere (Head of Judiciary Desk) report. Before rounding off his 2,562-word speech at…

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Blogger, PR Consultant or Social Media Influencer? Register for OPAN’s Annual New Media Conference | Tuesday, February 6th

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), is holding the maiden edition of the Annual New Media Conference with the theme: ‘The New Media as the Future of the Fourth Estate’. The event, a one-day conference is an interactive platform for new media practitioners; publishers, bloggers, PR consultants and social media influencers are scheduled to…

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Policeman injures NAN Correspondent

Mrs Taiye Edeni, Transport Correspondent of the News agency of Nigeria (NAN), was injured in her right eye by a policeman at the inauguration of first Inland Dry Port by President Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna on Thursday. The correspondent was treated by the Red Cross at the venue and returned to cover the assignment. She…

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HURIWA condemns police attacks on journalists during Buhari’s visit

A media related Non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the physical attack by a police officer on a female journalist, Taye Edeni, with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). HURIWA made the condemnation in a statement jointly issued by its National Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko on Friday in Abuja. Edeni…

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Buhari’s administration has promoted freedom of press, says Anglican Bishop

A clergyman, Most-Rev. Ikechi Nwosu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has promoted freedom of press in Nigeria. Nwosu, the Archbishop of Aba Province, Anglican Communion and Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, said this on Friday in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia. According to him, aside from the traditional media, Nigerians extensively used the…

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Charly Boy group condemns Kemi Olunloyo’s prolonged detention in PH prisons

The Our Mumu Don Do movement led by maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy, has condemned the continuous detention of an investigative journalist, Ms. Kemi Olunloyo. In a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adebayo, the group described Olunloyo’s detention as not only disheartening but unlawful. According to the…

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World Press Freedom Day 2016

40 journalists and media experts assess the state of media freedom and expression, access to information and media pluralism and diversity in sub-Saharan Africa. These articles are available for publication to all media at no charge. The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) (www.MISA.org) hereby advises all print, online and broadcasting media editors, as well…

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The Freedom of Information Act, 2011

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Source: Nigerian Law This is an Act to make public records and information more freely available, provide for public access to public records and information, protect public records and information to the extent consistent with the public interest and the protection of personal privacy, protect serving public officers from adverse consequences for…

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How Participatory Journalism Turns News Consumers into Collaborators

Source: Nieman Reports   Involving news consumers in the reporting process can improve stories and enhance audience engagement. While all major news organizations now see the importance of serving audiences who talk back through social media, it’s taken longer to realize the potential of using news consumers early in the reporting process. Audiences are typically only “engaged”…

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Google Offers Youtube Copyright 

  Source: TheWill     YouTube owner Google says it will help fund up to $1m (£650,000) in legal fees for some content creators who have received copyright takedown notices. It will step in if it feels their material is considered to be fair use. However, the firm admitted that only a handful of people have been…

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