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

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.


AFEX Calls on African Governments to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Respect Digital Rights

The Eighth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations which are members of the global press freedom advocacy network, IFEX, was held in Accra, Ghana, from 25 to 26 June 2021. The meeting forms part of the major events of the […]


MRA Unveils New Website with Improved Security, Diversity Features

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 […]

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

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

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 […]


Engage Citizens In Public Procurement, Public Officials Task Government

Public officials rising from a workshop on Open Contracting in Nigeria have called on the Federal Government to invest in getting citizens engaged in public procurement processes in order to sanitize the sector as well as achieve genuine transparency and value-for-money in contract award and execution. This was one of the recommendations made by public […]


MRA Asks Police IG To Arrest, Prosecute Policemen who Assaulted Reporter

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Inspector-General of Police to order the arrest and prosecution of the policemen, led by Mr. Shola Jejeloye, who assaulted, tortured and dehumanized The Guardian newspaper reporter, Mr. Eniola Daniel, on Sunday while he was covering the demolition of the shops along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos. The […]


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 […]