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  • 2017 Activities

  • Morroco's accension to Ecowas: Threats and oppurtunities - Abuja Policy Dialogue; August
  • Electoral Risk Management Training Workshop, Ondo, November 2016
  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer Review on the Country Report on Industrialisation, August

  • Past Activities

  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer review on the Country Report on Industrialisation August
  • Abuja Policy Debate goes Lagos: The poor must also live. Forceful demolition of markets and living areas in Lagos and its effect on the poor.
  • Symposium on identified gaps and challenges of the security sector in Nigeria

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Welcome to FES Nigeria

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E k’abo si FES t'ile Nigeria!
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African Media Barometer Nigeria launched

2011 African Media Barometer Launch LagosNigeria’s media has played a crucial role in forging the unity of the country and in strengthening democracy. But it faces massive challenges such as the poor working conditions of journalists, corruption and lack of independence of state broadcasters.

Eleven experts from academia, media, civil society organizations and trade unions critically assessed the media situation in Nigeria, using the scoring system of the FES African Media Barometer (AMB). The AMB was presented to the public at the FES Lagos office in March 2012 in the presence of the German General-Consul, Mr. Walter von den Driesch, and various representatives of the Nigerian media, the Nigerian Press Council, and the National Broadcasting Commission.

The AMB is an in-depth and comprehensive description and measurement system for national media environments on the African continent. According to the panelists, there is a slight improvement of the rating of the Nigerian media in 2011, as compared to the results in the previous AMB from 2008. This is largely a result of the Freedom of Information Act which was signed into Law in May 2011. It is hoped that the AMB Nigeria 2011 will be used as a lobby and advocacy tool for achieving a better, freer and truly independent media. Please find the whole report Read here. Hard copies are available at our offices in Abuja and Lagos.

Please find the review of the book, written by the Deputy Managing Director, THISDAY Newspapers Group Kayode Komolafe, Click here