MRA Inducts NIPOST into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating the Public’s Right to Information

MRA Inducts NIPOST into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating the Public’s Right to Information Updated

🕔11:04, 27.Aug 2018

LAGOS, Monday, August 27, 2018: Media Rights Agenda today named the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for the institution’s failure to comply with its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, thereby

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MRA and KICTANet launch AU Guide for Human Rights Defenders in the Digital Age Updated

🕔09:43, 23.Aug 2018

Lagos and Nairobi, Thursday, 23 August, 2018:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) have announced the launch of a Guide to the AU for Human Rights Defenders in the Digital Age, an advocacy tool designed

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MRA Names Nigerian Stock Exchange Into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

🕔10:17, 20.Aug 2018

Lagos, Monday, August 20, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of showing complete nonchalance towards the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 as it inducted the institution into its “FOI Hall of Shame”. Ms Chioma Nwaodike,

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Police  Detain Premium Times Reporter, Freeze His Bank Account

Police Detain Premium Times Reporter, Freeze His Bank Account Updated

🕔13:59, 16.Aug 2018

A reporter with the online newspaper Premium Times, Mr. Samuel Ogundipe, was on August 14, 2018  arrested by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. Samuel who honoured an invitation by SARS by going to its

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MRA, Paradigm Initiative, EIE Appeal to Supreme Court Over Constitutionality of Cybercrime Act Updated

🕔13:50, 16.Aug 2018

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and two partner organizations, Paradigm Initiative and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE), have taken their legal battle to the Supreme Court in an ongoing effort to strike down some sections of the Cybercrime Act as unconstitutional.

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MRA Boss Charges CSOs to Ensure Full Implementation of  Commitments in  OGP National Action Plan Updated

🕔10:33, 16.Aug 2018

The Civil Society co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria, Mr Edetaen Ojo, has charged civil society organisations (CSOs) in the country to ensure the full implementation of the commitments in the current National Action Plan. Delivering his

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Kaduna State Governor Sues Ex-Vanguard Bureau Chief for False Publication Updated

🕔10:32, 16.Aug 2018

The Kaduna State Governor, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, has filed a lawsuit against the former Kaduna Bureau Chief of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Luka Binniyat, for alleged false and malicious publication. Luka was first arrested on February 21, 2017, and charged to a Chief

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Fourth Estate’s Awesome Journalism℠ Grant Opens for Applications

Fourth Estate’s Awesome Journalism℠ Grant Opens for Applications Updated

🕔10:09, 16.Aug 2018

The Fourth Estate’s Awesome Journalism℠ grant aimed at fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press is now open for applications. The organisers give a monthly $1,000 micro-grant to a journalism project that commits a crazy, brilliant, positive act

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Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Seeks for Applications

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Seeks for Applications Updated

🕔09:41, 16.Aug 2018

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program dedicated to international exchange is seeking applications from leading democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world into its five-month fellowship programme The fellowship offers fellows an important opportunity to step

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Accolades As NTA Celebrates 40th Anniversary Updated

🕔09:36, 16.Aug 2018

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) celebrated 40th Anniversary in broadcasting amidst praises and well wishes. The station, inaugurated in 1977 marked its 40th anniversary celebration, by airing some old vintage programmes that were peculiar to the station in the 1980s

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