Tag Archives: MRA

Jonathan, Fayemi, Abike-Dabiri, Odinkalu Others For Honours At Maiden Freedom Of Information Awards

Former President Goodluck Jonathan will be conferred with a special recognition award at the maiden edition of the National Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards ceremony scheduled to take place in Abuja on December 10, 2021 for his “patriotic and courageous” act of signing the FOI Bill into Law 10 years ago, according to the International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA), organisers of the event.  

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IPC, MRA Invite Nigerians to Vote for Most Responsive Public Institution in National FOI Awards

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The International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) are inviting Nigerians from all works of life to vote for the public institution adjudged to be most responsive to requests for information from members of the public under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and that has adopted innovative and access-friendly practices and procedures to ensure the public’s right …

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MRA Rejects Proposed DSS Probe Of Attack On Journalist, Calls For Independent Investigation

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Civil society group, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has said today that it has no confidence in the proposed investigation by the Department of State Services (DSS) into the reported assault on Vanguard newspaper photojournalist, Oluwagbemiga Olamikan, by officials of the agency, describing it as an exercise in futility which can have no credibility. It called for a serious, independent and impartial investigation into this and other attacks against journalists.

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Kanu: MRA Condemns DSS’ Accreditation Of Media Houses To Cover Trial

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the reported approval by the Department of State Services (DSS) of a list of 10 media houses whose reporters would be allowed to cover the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, scheduled to take place today at a Federal High Court in Abuja, describing it …

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MRA Unveils New Website with Improved Security, Diversity Features

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) announced today that following persistent attacks on its website which had rendered it inactive for several months, it has unveiled a new platform with enhanced security features, while also addressing accessibility issues for disadvantaged groups to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Announcing the unveiling of the website in a statement issued in Lagos, Mr. Idowu …

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Amendment to Press Council Act, Threat TO Media Freedom-Media NGOs

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A consortium of four media development and media freedom organizations have opposed the proposed amendment of the Nigerian Press Council Act by the National Assembly saying the measures contained in the amendment Bill seek to make the Government the arbiter of truth while subjecting the entire media sector in Nigeria to the control of the Minister of Information and Culture …

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MRA Condemns Killing of Radio Presenter, Calls Government to Apprehend, Prosecute Perpetrators

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Media NGO, the Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today has condemned the killing in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Saturday, 19th June of popular radio presenter, Mr. Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen. MRA has however called on the Federal Government of Nigeria as well as relevant security and law enforcement agencies, especially the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services (DSS), …

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Twitter Ban: MRA, IPC Threaten to Lodge Complaints Before AU, UN Bodies

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Two non-governmental organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) today condemned the Federal Government’s indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria and threatened to lodge a formal complaint before the appropriate agencies of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) if the Government does not immediately rescind the ban, arguing that the action is an …

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