Nigerian Government Re-files Criminal Charges Against Leadership Newspaper Journalists

🕔16:50, 28.Jun 2013

On June 24, 2013, the Nigerian government re-filed criminal charges of alleged forgery against two journalists, Mr. Tony Amokeodo, the Group News Editor; and Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe, a political correspondent with Leadership newspapers. Government’s lead lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), re-filed

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MRA, Others Launch Campaign Against Impunity in Nigeria

🕔15:02, 12.Jun 2013

Four civil society organizations, including Media Rights Agenda (MRA), have launched a campaign to check impunity in all sectors of the Nigerian society.  The  Campaign was launched at a grand ceremony at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja on

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Foluke Adegbite joins MRA

🕔14:48, 12.Jun 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) is pleased to announce the addition of Miss Adefoluke Adegbite to its team with effect from May 2013. Miss Adegbite who is a graduate of English Language from the Obafemi Awolowo University, brings into MRA a

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AMI Launches Grant to Fund Great Storytelling on Key African Issues

🕔14:45, 12.Jun 2013

The African Media Initiative (AMI) on May 26,2013 launched a new $1 million programme of reporting grants for African journalists in Addis Ababa during the African Union’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The African Story Challenge will award over 100 reporting grants

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Conference Calls for Effective Policies to Facilitate Innovation on the Internet

🕔14:41, 12.Jun 2013

Participants at a Wilton Park Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, have called for the introduction of effective policies to facilitate innovation, trust and security as well as to create a sustained consumer base on the internet saying that there is enormous

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MRA Commends Judiciary for Upholding Right to Information for Citizens

🕔14:34, 12.Jun 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has commended the Nigerian Judiciary for its unwavering support of the right of citizens to access information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, saying it appeared that the effective implementation of the Law would ultimately

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SSS Detains Journalist

🕔14:28, 12.Jun 2013

The State Security Service (SSS) detained an Ogun State Correspondent of The Punch newspaper, Mr. Segun Olatunji, on Monday May 27, 2013. Mr. Olatunji had gone to the SSS Command office on the invitation of its state Director, Mr. Joseph Okpo. Mr. Olatunji, narrating

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MFWA Trains Monitors to Rate Free Expression in West Africa

🕔14:25, 12.Jun 2013

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in collaboration with New York-based Freedom House Inc, a freedom of expression (FoE) advocacy organisation, has trained monitors from West African countries to rate freedom of expression in West Africa. The monitors were trained

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Cambodia Hosts IFEX Strategy Conference, General Meeting

🕔14:12, 12.Jun 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will hold its bi-annual General Meeting (GM) and Strategy Conference (SC) on June 17 – 20, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The meeting is hosted by IFEX member organisation Cambodian Center for Human

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MRA Makes FOI Request to Nigerian Export Promotion Council

🕔14:11, 12.Jun 2013

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has made a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), asking for the organization’s records and documents relating to its assets and properties. In a Freedom of Information

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