MRA Publishes Compilation Of Rulings, Judgments In FOI Cases

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today launched a compilation of decisions of various courts in Freedom of Information (FOI) cases in Nigeria over the last seven years, saying the publication was intended to enhance the effectiveness of lawyers litigating on behalf of persons who are wrongfully denied access to information under the Freedom of Information Act, […]

MRA Inducts NBC Into Its ‘FOI Hall Of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has named the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) this week’s inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame.” MRA said the government agency’s overall performance in the implementation of the FOI Act over the last seven years fell far short of what is required of a public institution covered by […]

MRA, KICTANet launch AU Guide For Human Rights Defenders In Digital Age

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) have announced the launch of a  Guide to the AU for Human Rights Defenders in the Digital Age , an advocacy tool designed to enhance civil society engagement with the African Union system on digital policy issues. In a joint statement, the two organizations hinged the publication of […]

MRA, IPC Call For Immediate Release Of Detained Premium Times Reporter

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times newspaper reporter who was arrested yesterday and is being detained by the Nigerian Police at the Force headquarters in Abuja for refusing to disclose the source of his information for a news report. In a statement […]

FOI Act: Group Accuses FG Of Condoning Impunity

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday accused the Federal Government of condoning “unbridled impunity” by hundreds of public institutions that have refused to implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). The body,speaking through a statement, also said non compliance of the affected organisations with thier obligations under the law “makes a mockery of the Administration’s […]

Media Rights Agenda Inducts National Hospital, Abuja Into Its ‘FOI Hall Of Shame’

For its multiple violations of the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, including its poor record-keeping practices, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Hospital in Abuja into the “FOI Hall of Shame,” describing its attitude towards transparency and accountability as an open sore in urgent need of healing. In a scathing […]

Lagos High Court Rules FOI Act Applicable to Lagos State

A Lagos High Court, sitting in the Ikeja Judicial Division, has ruled that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 is applicable to the Government of Lagos State and does not require “domestication” by the State to have effect. Dismissing a preliminary objection raised by the Lagos State Ministry of Health in a suit instituted […]