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“He is as useless as a dog” this was part of a Facebook post by a young Kenyan photographer on the wall of a Kenyan politician, Mr. Lewis Nguyai. The Facebook post has since led to the photographer’s arrest and may ultimately result in a defamation suit. Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) which was set up after the post election violence in 2008 to “promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful coexistence between persons of different ethnic and racial backgrounds in Kenya” claims that they received 60 complaints in February 2012 regarding defamatory comments made about individuals on social media web sites. In most countries defamation is entrenched in local laws and mostly predicated on Article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees legal protection against “attacks upon … honour and reputation”.
Tomorrow at the Neo Journalism Club join EngageMedia for the premier screening of six exclusive videos from inside West Papua.
In collaboration with our partners the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and the Secretariat for Justice and Peace, EngageMedia presents Papuan Voices: untold stories of the Papuan conflict.
Our keynote screening will be Love Letter To A Soldier
Bangladesh comes to Kalamazoo!
By Chip Locke – WB8ALW, on October 1st, 2011
Many of us made a new friend today in the person of Mr. AHM Bazlur Rahman, or
“Bazlu”, S21BRfrom Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bazlu is in Kalamazoo through October 16th by invitation of the US Department of State under the Legislative Fellows Program.
Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the
UN Internet Governance Forum 2011
Dhaka [Bangladesh 25 August 2011] Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) arranged a Bangladesh Consultation meeting on Bangladesh’s preparation ahead of the upcoming sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya with the support from Bangladesh Telecommunication Reg
Spanish Radio Academy to propose to the UNESCO the founding of a “World Radio Day” within the
International Days UN calendar
At the request of Spain, UNESCO Executive Board will consider a proposal to declare a World Radio Day at its 187th session on 21 September – 7 October this year.
Community Radio: Readiness in Bangladesh - Dissemination of Baseline Study Findings for a Way Forward
Emphasizing on Advantages of Digital Bangladesh for the grassroots by fulfilling “A charter for Change”, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Community Radio Academy joi
The Government of India (GOI) is planning to introduce in Parliament this month changes to the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000).
National Baseline Survey and
Directory on Community Radio Initiators in Bangladesh