John Boyega, a British/Nigerian actor who featured in the Nigerian movie Half of a Yellow Sun, has been selected to play a leading Jedi role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Full story here:
100 information heroes
For the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a list of profiles of '100 information heroes' for World Press Freedom Day (3 May).
Through their courageous work or activism, these '100 heroes' help to promote the freedom enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the freedom to 'to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.' They put their ideals in the service of the common good.
They serve as examples.'World Press Freedom Day, which Reporters Without Borders helped to create, should be an occasion for paying tribute to the courage of the journalists and bloggers who constantly sacrifice their safety and sometimes their lives to their vocation,' said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.
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In Lagos, Amakwa Igwe, the foremost producer, writer, director and creator of Fuji House of Commotion, and a major personality of the Nollywood scene, has passed away. She was the founder of BoBTV Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks. Full story here:
She was 51.
Colin Firth is reportedly set to star in the upcoming thriller Eye in the Sky. Producers will seek funding for the project at the upcoming Cannes film festival.