UNIC, MRA to Hold Seminar on Journalists’ Safety on World Press Freedom Day, 2013

🕔15:54, 30.Apr 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, April, 30, 2013: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) are organizing a joint seminar to discuss the safety of journalists as they mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) in

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MRA Makes FOI Request to National Films and Videos Censors Board over Banned Documentary

🕔15:13, 22.Apr 2013

Lagos, Monday, April 22, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has made a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to the National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) seeking detailed information on the agency’s decision to ban the documentary,

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Detained journalists arraigned on charges of forgery

🕔10:28, 17.Apr 2013

On April 16, 2013, Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuizor Ukaibe, journalists with the Leadership newspaper who were detained by the Police on April 15, were charged before a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, with 10 counts of

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Policemen, government officials brutalise journalist

🕔16:22, 16.Apr 2013

On April 15, 2013, Mr. Goke Famadewa, a reporter with “The Punch” newspaper was attacked by officers of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences Enforcement Unit and policemen attached to the Unit. He was taking photographs of the demolition

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PRESS RELEASE: MRA Describes Re-arrest of Leadership Newspapers Reporters as “Unwarranted Harassment”

🕔12:22, 16.Apr 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, April 16, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the re-arrest on April 15 of Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe of Leadership newspaper, describing the action as systematic and unwarranted harassment. MRA called for the immediate

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Police Re-arrest Leadership Newspaper Journalists

🕔12:20, 16.Apr 2013

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the Nigerian Police re-arrested and detained two Leadership newspaper journalists, Mr. Tony Amokeodo, the Group News Editor and  Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe, a political reporter. The journalists were taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters

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NBC Fines Radio Station N2 Million over Comments against Minister

🕔10:22, 16.Apr 2013

On Friday, April 12, 2013, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigeria’s broadcast regulator, imposed a NGN2 million (about US$14,000) fine on the Kaduna-based privately owned radio station, Liberty Radio FM, over comments aired on an Hausa phone-in discussion programme tagged, “In

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Government Agency Bans Airing of Documentary on Poverty

🕔10:19, 16.Apr 2013

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has banned the exhibition, distribution and airing of a 30-minute documentary film entitled ‘Fueling Poverty’ saying its contents “are highly provocative and likely to incite or encourage public disorder and undermine national

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Press release: Media Rights Agenda Condemns Attack on Journalists Covering Fraud Trial

🕔16:30, 11.Apr 2013

Lagos, Friday, April 11, 2013:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned yesterday’s attack on journalists covering a criminal trial at the Abuja High Court by fraud suspects and their supporters in an on-going trial over the embezzlement of over N40

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Fraud Suspect, Supporters Assault Journalists Covering Trial

🕔13:13, 11.Apr 2013

Journalists covering a criminal trial at the Abuja High Court in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory were on April 10, 2013, attacked in the court premises by fraud suspects and their supporters in an on-going trial over embezzlement of over NGN40

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