Fani-Kayode’s Action Befitting Of Public Figure-Media Rights Agenda

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Mr. Femi Fani Kayode’s outburst against Mr. Charles Eyo, Daily Trust newspaper’s Cross River State Correspondent in Calabar, yesterday, for asking a simple question to enable him get a fuller picture of his trips round the country, saying such action is befitting of a public figure like him. Fani-Kayode, […]

International Press Centre

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 […]

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MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Information into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’,Pledges Legal Action

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture into its Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its “scandalous failure” to implement the FOI Act, 2011 over the last nine years and vowed to take legal action against the ministry to compel it to comply with the provisions […]


Use Radio To Unite Nigerians-MRA Tasks Government

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on Federal and State Governments to take full advantage of the attributes of radio in developing a comprehensive strategy for overcoming the religious, ethnic and other differences that have divided Nigerians and impeded the country’s social, economic and political advancement. In a statement issued in Lagos to commemorate this […]


FG Should Drop Fruitless Attempt To Control Social Media-MRA

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday has accused the Federal Government of hopelessly losing its way, and called on it to abandon its fruitless preoccupation with controlling social media content in Nigeria. It urged the Government to retrace its steps by focusing on its primary purpose, which is ensuring the security and welfare of the people. […]


MRA Hails European Court of Justice Landmark “Right to be Forgotten” Judgment

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday commended the landmark judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which on September 24, 2019 resolved the dispute over Google’s responsibility to remove information from the Internet, frequently referred to as the “right to be forgotten.” In a judgment regarded as important in […]


Sowore’s Release: MRA, 49 CSOs Renew Call for UN, AU’s Intervention

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and 49 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have made a renewed call on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) to intervene to secure the immediate release of Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, a prominent journalist, human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner who was arrested on 3 August 2019 for […]

IPC Board

IPC At 20: Ogunleye, Durodola, Ibanga Join Governing Board

One of Nigeria’s leading media NGO, International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos has announced the reconstitution of its Governing Board. In a release signed by IPC’s Programme Manager, Sanmi Falobi and made available to National Wire, the organisation established October 1999 is prepared to mark its 20th anniversary. The announcement of a new Governing Board was […]

MRA Inducts Customs Into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall Of Shame’, Accuses It Of Confirming Reports Of Pervasive Corruption In The Agency

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday, inducted the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) into its enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its non-compliance with its FOI Act obligations, saying by its refusal to be transparent, it is unwittingly lending credence to widespread public perception of pervasive corruption in the agency.