MRA Asks Niger State Governor to Investigate Press Secretary for Ordering Journalist’s Arrest

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday has called on Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to launch an investigation into reports that his Chief Press Secretary, Ms Mary Noel-Barje, ordered the arrest of The PUNCH correspondent in the State, Mr. Adebayo Ayinde, and directed security men to bar him from Government House in the State […]


MRA Says Abduction of Journalists Reaching ‘Epidemic Proportions’, Urges Government to Take Decisive Action

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today expressed “serious concern” over the rising spate of abduction of journalists, saying it was reaching “epidemic proportions’.  It called on the Government and security agencies to take immediate action to locate and rescue the latest victim, Ms Chidiebere Onye, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), who was kidnapped on February 9 […]


Attacks Against Journalists: Media Rights Agenda Launches Project to Combat Impunity

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced the launch of its project to combat impunity for attacks against journalists, a release signed by Idowu Adewale, Communications Officer, MRA has revealed. The media NGO also warned that those who unjustifiably threaten or undermine the safety or security, freedom and well-being of media professionals in Nigeria should expect […]

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#EndSARS Protest: IPC Condemns Attack On Media Outlets, Journalists

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria is extremely concerned about latest happenings in the country with respect to the #ENDSARS and #ENDSWAT protests especially the targeting of media institutions and harassment of journalists. In a release made available to National Wire and signed by Melody Lawal, Program Officer/Safety Desk Officer, IPC, the organisation particularly condemns […]

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IPC Condemns Unlawful Arrest Of Journalists’ Covering Protest

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the unlawful arrest of four journalists, Ifeoluwa Adediran of Premium Times, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters, Awoniyi Oluwatosin of Objective Media and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy Television early today, while covering a peaceful protest on the fuel price increase in Yaba, Lagos State. In a statement made […]

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COVID-19, Financial Accountability: IPC To Train Journalists On FOI Act For Investigative Reporting

The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria will train 25 journalists on using FOI for investigative reporting of campaign finance and COVID-19 accountability issues on 5th and 6th August in Lagos. The workshop, organised in partnership with Media Rights Agenda (MRA), is part of activities under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to […]


Nigerian Journalists Detained, Harassed, Assaulted While Covering State Elections

Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the 9th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering the elections told CPJ they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals, denied access to […]