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WAMELA PRESS STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALIST

2ND NOVEMBER 2020 The West Africa Media Lawyers Association, (WAMELA) joins the international community to call for an end to all forms of impunity against journalists. According to reports, in the past fourteen years (2006-2019), close to 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. On the average, this …

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WAMELA PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ILLEGAL FINED IMPOSED BY NBC

27th October, 2020 Abuja  Nigeria IMPOSITION OF FINES The West Africa Media Lawyers Association, WAMELA, has received news from various online news platforms that the fine of the sum of Nine Million Naira only was imposed on AIT, ARISE TV AND CHANNELS TELEVISION, that is, Three Million each for their coverage of the #EndSARS protest …

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Press Statement on Killings in Lagos Nigeria.

African Rights Watch Condemns unequivocally and in the strongest of terms the shooting and killing of innocent and peaceful #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria by the Nigerian Army and the Police. We call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately investigate this dastardly act and breach of the fundamental rights of lawful Nigerian Citizens, to …

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End SARS Campaign rocks Nigeria; SARS officially Disbanded.

“In addition, the Force is constituting an Investigation Team which shall include Civil Society Organizations…” The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS). The police chief also announced major police reforms including the formation of an investigative team, which will include …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLUMIDE AKPATA ESQ, PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Happy Birthday to our distinguished President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata Esq. An outstanding Bar Man per excellence and a dedicated personality to the welfare of Nigerian Lawyers. We celebrate you today and it is our prayer that God would bless you and give you extra grace to pilot the affairs of the …

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THE WEST AFRICA MEDIA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (“WAMELA”) PRESS RELEASE TO MARKS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

As the World Marks the International Day of Universal Access to Information, The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (“WAMELA”) has challenged African Leaders to preserve the democratic rights of citizens by enacting laws and promoting policies that guarantee unfettered access to information about Government’s business, particularly as it relates to finance and socio-political rights. President …

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Call for articles, editorials and contributions for publication in WAMELA journals.

Required expertise and qualification Good understanding of the topic to be reported on; A relevant degree qualification. Expertise, knowledge, and experience in Media, Media Law, Rights activism. Guideline for Articles Acceptable Length of Country Report: 1500 words English. Authors to please ensure that all statistics, facts and data are properly referenced. Only 1 country report …

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WAMELA PRESS RELEASE ON VIRTUAL COURT AND MALI

Media a Necessary Part of Virtual Court Proceedings in West Africa. The President of The West Africa Media Lawyers Association, WAMELA, Mr. Noah Ajare, has charged Heads of States of The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to make provisions for the unhindered and effective reportage of virtual Court Proceedings which many States in …

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