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Court orders Nigerian government to investigate all attacks against journalists

Lagos, Friday, February 16, 2024: In a landmark judgment, a Federal High Court in Abuja today directed the Federal Government to investigate attacks against...
Nigeria 

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Nigeria 

Funding allocation for Nigeria’s FOI Act in 2024 budget signals lack of commitment -MRA

Lagos, Friday, December 29, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today expressed deep concern over the poor level of funding in the Federal Government’s 2024...
Nigeria 

AFEX Members in Nigeria Call on the Government to Facilitate Internet Access for all Citizens

LAGOS, September 28, 2023: Three freedom of expression and media development organizations today issued a joint call on Federal and State Governments to take...
Nigeria 

MRA Urges Incoming Nigerian to Make Transparency the Cornerstone of Nigeria’s Democracy

LAGOS, Sunday, May 28, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make transparency and accountability the cornerstone...
Nigeria 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: MRA Calls on Nigerian government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom

LAGOS, Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom in law and...
Nigeria 

TV Cameraman Brutalised by Hoodlums at Ruling Party Campaign Rally

A cameraman with Trust Television, Mr. Taiwo Yishau, was on February 21, 2023 brutalised by some hoodlums at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos...
Nigeria 

World Radio Day: MRA Calls on Government, Regulator to Embark on Comprehensive Reform of Broadcast Sector

Lagos, Monday, February 13, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to take advantage...
Nigeria 

Sharia court in Nigeria sentences Islamic cleric to death for blasphemy

On December 15, 2022, an upper Sharia Court in Kano convicted an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara of blasphemy by defaming the personality...
Nigeria 

MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Broadcast Journalist by Police

Lagos, Friday, October 14, 2022:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned yesterday’s arrest and detention of Ilorin-based broadcast journalists, Mr. Dare Akogun, by the...