The Director-General of UNESCO notes that more people have access to information than ever before. This opens up vast new horizons, to create and share knowledge, to exchange, to deepen dialogue. It also raises challenges to empower women and men to make the most of new opportunities for the benefit of all, based on human […]

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  UNICEF report says Early Childhood Development is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals A global UNICEF report, launched in Abuja this morning, shows that Nigeria is putting its children at risk of under-development, both physically and mentally, because critical national policies are not providing an adequate foundation for their growth. During the first years […]

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    Press Release Heavy rains bring deadly disease to children in northeast Nigeria already battling malnutrition  There is growing concern for the health and wellbeing of 1.4 million displaced people, including 350,000 children under the age of five, living in cholera ‘hotspots’ in northeast Nigeria, UNICEF warned today. The outbreak occurs as ongoing violence […]

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Press Release The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called for mass literacy to address hate speech and ‘fake news’ as a way of promoting peaceful co-existence among the different groups in Nigeria and strengthening the unity of the country. In a statement signed by the Coordinator of AFRICMIL, Chido Onumah, to […]

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Activist and author, Chido Onumah, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 symposium on media and information literacy at the University of Ghana, Legon.  The symposium, to be held on August 31, 2017, is being put together by the School of Information and Communication Studies of the university in conjunction with the United Nations […]

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated an NGO known as Media and Information Literacy Coalition of Nigeria (MILCON). The UNESCO Regional Director, Abuja Office, Mr Yao Yde, inaugurated MILCON in Abuja at the end of a two-day UNESCO train-the-trainers workshop on Media and Information Literacy (MIL). In […]

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By Yao Ydo “Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed” This is UNESCO’s Constitution preamble. It shows the power that is embedded in learning. Over the past years, the number of reported attacks perpetrated by […]

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Press Release The Difference Newspaper, hosts of the annual Africa Day event in Lagos, in conjunction with the CRIMMD Free Public Library, the Neighbourhood Book Club and the National Biographer Magazine, is holding a session of readings and discussions to celebrate the 2017 edition of the Nelson Mandela International Day. The event which is scheduled […]

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In the month of July, from the 9th to the 29th, the US-based Nigerian writer, Okey Ndibe, will be embarking on a book tour across a number of key Nigerian cities, to promote his recently published books: “Never Look an American in the Eye“ (a memoir) and “Foreign Gods Inc.“ (a work of fiction). Okechukwu […]

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Dear GAPMIL Partners, We are pleased to inform you that the registration for the upcoming Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2017 feature conference, namely the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, to take place from 24 to 27 October in Kingston, Jamaica, is now open. If you plan to […]

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