Freedom of information making global headlines

As the new year beckons, so too does a new way for journalists to work - without fear of punishment for seeking out the truth....

31 Dec 2015

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015

Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE Nigeria

Nigeria's military has detained two Al-Jazeera television journalists in the country's northeast, where troops have been battling Boko Haram militants.

27 Mar 2015

Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM

Ever get the feeling that the South African communication industry is just too disjointed and there's no common ground? Not so, explains Dr Julie Reid of SACOMM...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2015

Nigerian editor missing since last week

The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on...

7 Jul 2014

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Nigerian journalist arrested over article - and he didn't even write it

CALABAR, NIGERIA: On 6 June 2013 at about 2100 local time, Emmanuel Unah, a reporter for the CrossRiver Watch, an online news platform, was arrested by operatives from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

20 Jun 2013

Lagos Assembly on FoI Bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Friday, 24 May 2013, announced its plans to make the state's version of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill open to the public before passage into law.

27 May 2013

Nigeria bans film on oil corruption, director warned

The Committee to Project Journalists condemns a recent decision by the Nigerian government to ban the exhibition and distribution of a documentary film, entitled 'Fuelling Poverty'. The film exposes corruption in the state's management of oil wealth.

18 Apr 2013

Broadcast regulator closes down radio station

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by Nigeria's media regulatory body to shut down a radio station in connection with a broadcast that questioned the local government's motives in an anti-polio vaccination program.

5 Mar 2013

Bill to safeguard personal information underway

The Federal Government is in the process of enacting a bill to regulate the processing of personal information of individuals with regard to the collection, holding, use or disclosure of such information by persons and private organisations.

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo 25 Feb 2013

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

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