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Online Publishers Association (OPAN) Elects New Executive

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), Nigeria’s premier association of digital and internet publishers, has announced the election of a new executive. The new executive will run the affairs of the group for the next two years following the lapse of the tenure of the past executive led by Mr. Femi Awoyemi. A statement…

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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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Senate President Assures Online Publishers there won’t be Censorship

The Executive Board of the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) yesterday, met with the President of the Senate to discuss the Frivolous Petition Bill, which has been widely reported and labeled as the “Social Media Bill.” The president of the organization, Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi, who was accompanied by a member of the Executive Committee…

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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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Social Media Bill: OPAN Trustees Drag Senate To Court

  As controversy continues to trail the social media bill before the Senate, the registered trustees of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has dragged the upper chamber of the National Assembly to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over the bill. In the originating summons Wednesday brought under Order 3 Rules 6 and…

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Responding to digital change: Insights from The Huffington Post

To take advantage of the widespread use of social media and smartphones, publishers need to “understand how to get news out to the largest possible audience”. This is the advice of Jimmy Maymann, president, content and consumer brands at AOL, The Huffington Post’s parent company. The outlet turned 10 years old in May and revealed its…

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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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With 120+ News Publishers Signed On, Google Opens Applications For $170M DNI Innovation Fund

Search giant Google today is taking the next step in its bid to rehabilitate its relationship with the news and publishing industry. In Europe today, the company is opening up applications for startups and others who are interested in receiving grants from Google’s Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund: Google has put aside €150 million ($170 million) for startups and others building…

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