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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Federal Government to establish a specialized team of prosecutors to facilitate the effective investigation and the prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against journalists and other media workers to enable Nigeria to fulfill its regional and international treaty obligations to ensure the safety of journalists. In a letter […]Continue Reading
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Accuses it of Lawless Disregard for Public Right To Information Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, accusing it of a lawless disregard for the public’s right of access to information as well as its statutory duties and obligations under the Freedom […]Continue Reading
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LAGOS, Friday, 27 August 2021:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos asking it to order the Lagos State Government and Police authorities to launch a transparent, impartial and independent investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of Mr. Pelumi Onifade, a journalist killed in Lagos […]Continue Reading
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LAGOS, Friday, July 16, 2021: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the growing trend of clerics and other religious leaders in Nigeria inciting their followers to violence and murder against persons accused of blasphemy or insulting their religions and called on the Federal and respective State Governments to take decisive action to arrest the situation. The […]Continue Reading
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LAGOS, Monday, June 21, 2021: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the killing in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Saturday, June 19 of popular radio presenter, Mr Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen and called on the Federal Government as well as relevant security and law enforcement agencies, especially the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services […]Continue Reading
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Lagos, Monday, June 7, 2021:  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 Continue Reading
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 Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to investigate the alleged threat to the life of “Daily Nigeria” publisher, Mr. Jaafar Jaafar, who has gone into hiding, and ensure his safety, stressing that the Government has an obligation to protect members of the media, including when their lives, safety or security are threatened […]Continue Reading
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Participants rising from a Litigation Workshop for Lawyers on the Safety of Journalists have called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to domesticate relevant regional and international instruments and standards on the safety of journalists in order to give impetus to compliance and enforcement processes at the national level as a way of […]Continue Reading
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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 Continue Reading