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 […]


MRA Calls on IGP to Order Arrest and Prosecution of Brother of Imo State Governor for ‘Criminal’ Attack on Journalist

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to order the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mr. Uche Uzodimma, brother to the Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, and others involved in the criminal attack and brutalization of Mr. Precious Nwadike, editor of the Owerri-based newspaper, Community Watchdog. The organization called […]


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 […]


MRA, IPC Condemn NBC Fines Against 3 TV Stations Over Coverage of #ENDSARS Protests

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) today condemned the sanctioning of three television stations by theNational Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over the coverage of the #ENDSARS protests, describing the Commission’s action as an outrageous violation of the Constitution and basic principles of fair hearing which cannot be allowed to stand. By a […]


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 […]

Lai Mohammed

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 […]