Government Agency Bans Airing of Documentary on Poverty

🕔10:19, 16.Apr 2013

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has banned the exhibition, distribution and airing of a 30-minute documentary film entitled ‘Fueling Poverty’ saying its contents “are highly provocative and likely to incite or encourage public disorder and undermine national

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Press release: Media Rights Agenda Condemns Attack on Journalists Covering Fraud Trial

🕔16:30, 11.Apr 2013

Lagos, Friday, April 11, 2013:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned yesterday’s attack on journalists covering a criminal trial at the Abuja High Court by fraud suspects and their supporters in an on-going trial over the embezzlement of over N40

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Fraud Suspect, Supporters Assault Journalists Covering Trial

🕔13:13, 11.Apr 2013

Journalists covering a criminal trial at the Abuja High Court in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory were on April 10, 2013, attacked in the court premises by fraud suspects and their supporters in an on-going trial over embezzlement of over NGN40

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PRESS RELEASE: MRA Condemns detention of Leadership Newspapers Reporters

🕔12:53, 9.Apr 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Monday’s detention without charge of four media workers with the Leadership newspaper by the Nigeria Police in Abuja over stories published by the newspaper last week. MRA called on the

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Nigerian Police Detain 2 Leadership Newspaper Reporters

🕔17:29, 8.Apr 2013

Lagos, Monday, April 8, 2013:  Two reporters with the Abuja-based daily ‘Leadership’ newspaper, Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzor Ukaibe, were today detained without charge at the ‘D’ Department (FCID) of the Nigeria Police in Abuja. The Group Managing Director

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National Broadcasting Commission Withdraws Radio Station’s Operating License

🕔09:21, 26.Feb 2013

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the regulatory body for broadcasting, on February 22, 2013, suspended indefinitely the Kano operating licence of Globe Broadcasting and Communications Limited, owners of Wazobia FM in Kano, Nigeria.  Wazobia FM also broadcasts in Abuja, Lagos

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Nigerian Security Operatives Release Detained Editor

🕔09:09, 26.Feb 2013

Mr. Musa Mohammed Awwal, Editor of the Kaduna-based Hausa Language weekly, Al-Mizan newspaper, who was arrested at about 4.00am on February 14, 2013, was released after eight days in custody. Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), accompanied by armed

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Court Grants Bail to Two Journalists Remanded in Police Custody

🕔13:40, 15.Feb 2013

Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Bello of Magistrate Court 17 Gyadi-Gadi in Kano State, on  February 14, 2013,  granted  bail to Yakubu Musa Fagge and Mubarak Muhammad Sani of Wazobia FM as well as another person, Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim. The sum of

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Organisations Ask President Jonathan to Take Urgent Steps to Ensure Issuance of Community Radio Licenses

🕔11:12, 14.Feb 2013

Four non-governmental organisations: the Nigeria Community Radio Coalition (NCRC), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) and the International Press Centre (IPC) have asked President Jonathan to take urgent steps to ensure that relevant government institutions

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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

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