Press Release: Media Rights Agenda Commends Judiciary for Upholding Right to Information for Citizens

🕔12:36, 28.May 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, 28, May 2013:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today applauded the Nigerian Judiciary for its unwavering vindication of the right of citizens to access information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, saying it appeared that the effective implementation

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Nigeria State Security Service (SSS) Threatens Punch Newspaper Journalist

🕔09:54, 28.May 2013

On May 27, 2013, Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the State Security Service (SSS), detained Mr. Segun Olatunji, the Ogun State Correspondent of The Punch newspaper in south west Nigeria. Mr. Olatunji said he was tricked by a fellow journalist, Mr. Kehinde

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Newspaper Correspondent Assaulted by Policemen

🕔12:02, 21.May 2013

On May 14, 2013, two policemen attached to the Sabo Police Division in Lagos assaulted Mr. Samson Folarin, a correspondent with ‘The Punch’ newspaper while he was taking photographs of one of the policemen in a brawl with a commercial

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Stop Impunity in Nigeria (S.I.N) Documentary

🕔08:55, 21.May 2013

Kindly click on the link to view a documentary on the state of Impunity in Nigeria. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJxWYdFeltA&feature=youtu.be

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Stop Impunity in Nigeria (S.I.N) Campaign Launch – Pictures

🕔14:43, 20.May 2013

The Stop Impunity in Nigeria (S.I.N) campaign was launched on May 16, 2013 at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre Abuja by the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku. Find below some pictures from the event.    

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Education Ministry gets steering committee on FOI Act

🕔12:54, 12.May 2013

Dr. MacJohn Nwaobiala, the Permanent Secretary for the Federal Ministry of Education has inaugurated a 14-member Steering Committee to implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) for the Ministry. The Committee is comprised mainly of Heads of Department, Directors of Legal, Press and Public Relations

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A.G’s Report Indicates MDAs are Failing to Comply With the FOI Act 2011

🕔11:56, 12.May 2013

Majority of Nigerian Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are breaching thier obligation to comply with Section 29 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, which enjoins them to submit annual reports of their implementation of the Act. According to a report

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Freedom of Information Law Report (4)

🕔11:47, 12.May 2013

Public Institutions Have No Power under the Law to Keep Mute when an FOI Request is Made to Them, Says Judge In the Federal High Court Holden at Lagos, Nigeria On Friday the 22nd Day of February, 2013 Before the

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UNESCO Sponsors Safety of Female Journalists’ Event

🕔10:49, 12.May 2013

The growing interest in the issue of violence against women writers was reflected in the attention that the topic received at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women(CSW) at the ‘Safety of Women Journalists’ side event sponsored by

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Online News Association Calls For Applications

🕔10:32, 12.May 2013

The Online News Association (ONA) is seeking applications for The MJ Bear Fellowship program which will identify and celebrate young digital journalists, working independently or for a company or organization. Prospective applicants should be up-and-coming early-career journalists inside or outside

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