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MRA Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Safety, Release of Kidnapped Radio Presenter

MRA Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Safety, Release of Kidnapped Radio Presenter Updated

🕔20:37, 6.May 2020

Lagos, Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Monday’s abduction of Ms Chinenye Iwuoha, a presenter with the Pacesetter FM station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Umuahia, Abia State, by gunmen and called

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MRA Accuses Police Authorities of Encouraging Crimes Against Journalists by Condoning Attacks on Them

MRA Accuses Police Authorities of Encouraging Crimes Against Journalists by Condoning Attacks on Them Updated

🕔09:35, 6.Apr 2020

LAGOS, Monday, April 6, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused Police authorities in Adamawa State of condoning and encouraging crimes against journalists following the failure of the State Police Command to arrest and prosecute men of the Special Anti-Robbery

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MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Information into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Pledges Legal Action Against It Updated

🕔09:45, 1.Apr 2020

Lagos, Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture into its Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its “scandalous failure” to implement the FOI Act, 2011 over the

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MRA Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering COVID-19, Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Respect for Media Freedom

MRA Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering COVID-19, Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Respect for Media Freedom

🕔13:18, 30.Mar 2020

LAGOS, Monday, March 30, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the increasing cases of attacks by law enforcement and security agencies on journalists covering the Coronavirus pandemic and other issues and called on the Federal Government to ensure respect

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Court Fixes Judgment for May 20 in Journalist’s Bid to Prosecute Sports Ministry, Minister for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information

Court Fixes Judgment for May 20 in Journalist’s Bid to Prosecute Sports Ministry, Minister for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information Updated

🕔14:01, 5.Mar 2020

Abuja, Thursday, March 5, 2020:  A Federal High Court in Abuja will deliver judgement on May 20, 2020 in a suit instituted by an Abuja-based journalist, Miss Godsgift Onyedinefu, seeking to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of

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National Commission for Adult Education Inducted into FOI Hall of Shame, to Face Litigation

🕔10:56, 2.Mar 2020

LAGOS, Monday, March 2, 2020: The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) today joined the league of errant public institutions inducted into the “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” and will now face litigation

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Journalist Scales First Hurdle in N15 Million FOI Suit Against Unilag Updated

🕔09:43, 17.Feb 2020

Lagos, Monday, February 17, 2020:  Award-winning investigative journalist, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, has won the first round of her N15 million lawsuit against the University of Lagos (Unilag) and its Vice-Chancellor at a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged unlawful

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MRA Calls on Government to Take Advantage of Radio to Unite Nigerians

MRA Calls on Government to Take Advantage of Radio to Unite Nigerians Updated

🕔10:11, 13.Feb 2020

LAGOS, Thursday, February 13, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on Federal and State Governments to take full advantage of the attributes of radio in developing a comprehensive strategy for overcoming the religious, ethnic and other differences that have

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MRA Urges Governments to Make Human Security Focus of Cybersecurity Efforts as World Marks Safer Internet Day Updated

🕔12:27, 11.Feb 2020

Lagos, Tuesday, February 11, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on Federal and State Governments in Nigeria to make human security the focus of their cybersecurity initiatives, saying it is only by so doing that they can hope to

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Court Grants MRA, Journalist Leave to Sue Federal Civil Service Commission for Violating FOI Act

Court Grants MRA, Journalist Leave to Sue Federal Civil Service Commission for Violating FOI Act

🕔09:54, 10.Feb 2020

Abuja, Monday, February 10, 2020: A Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared the way for Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and multiple award-winning investigative journalist, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, to file a N15 million claim against the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC)

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