Monthly Archives: November 2018

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Lagos University Teaching Hospital into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, November 26, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for undermining the right to information in Nigeria guaranteed by the FOI Act, evidenced by its non-compliance with almost all aspects of the Law over …

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UNESCO Launches Observatory on Murdered Journalists and Actions Taken to Punish Crimes against media Practitioners

On November 2, 2018, in commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, UNESCO launched the Observatory of Killed Journalists, an online database providing information on the status of judicial enquiries into each killing of a journalist or media worker recorded by UNESCO since 1993 and …

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DSS Raids Newspaper Distribution Centres, Confiscates Publications Linked to Biafra

On November 9, 2018, armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, raided newspaper distribution centres in Asaba, the Delta State capital, and confiscated all publications affiliated with Biafra. The DSS operatives confiscated various Biafra-related tabloids including Biafra Times, Biafra Star, Biafra Republic, Biafra Rising …

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