Back to homepage

Blog View

Sample Freedom of Information Request Letter Updated

🕔12:55, 10.Feb 2015

Sample Freedom of Information Request Letter Your Name Your Address Your Telephone Number Your E-mail Address Date The Freedom of Information Officer (You may also choose to address the letter to the head of the institution, namely: the Permanent Secretary,

Read Full Article
Federal Government Release Grant to Nollywood

Federal Government Release Grant to Nollywood Updated

🕔15:41, 17.Dec 2013

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given 40 practitioners in the Nigerian film industry, otherwise known as  Nollywood, various grants under a recently launched capacity training fund of the presidential intervention scheme for the industry, also known as Project ACT

Read Full Article
UNESCO Launches Video on Global Alliance on Media and Gender

UNESCO Launches Video on Global Alliance on Media and Gender Updated

🕔10:30, 14.Nov 2013

As part of efforts to promote gender equality in the Media, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) and its partners have launched a video calling for action on gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media in

Read Full Article
Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics

Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics Updated

🕔09:58, 28.Jan 2013

On January 24, 2013, Nigeria’s broadcast industry regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), reportedly banned a number of music videos from being broadcast on Nigeria’s free-to-air terrestrial television stations for allegedly containing erotic lyrics and scenes, promoting nudity and for

Read Full Article
Code of Conduct Bureau Inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Code of Conduct Bureau Inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Updated

🕔14:00, 17.Sep 2018

LAGOS, Monday, September 17, 2018: The Code of Conduct Bureau today joined the ever-growing list of public institutions occupying the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” as Media Rights Agenda (MRA) named the Bureau this week’s inductee for its

Read Full Article
Media Rights Agenda Inducts Nigeria Football Federation Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Nigeria Football Federation Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Updated

🕔08:47, 11.Sep 2018

LAGOS, Monday, September 10, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the agency of carrying out its activities under an institutional cloak of secrecy that

Read Full Article
National Human Rights Commission Enters ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating Citizens’ Right to Information

National Human Rights Commission Enters ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating Citizens’ Right to Information Updated

🕔08:43, 3.Sep 2018

Lagos, Monday, September 3, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, describing its failure to comply with key aspects of the FOI Act as “a

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article

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

Read Full Article

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,

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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

Read Full Article

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

Read Full Article

STOP IMPUNITY NIGERIA