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MRA’s Programme Director Urges Journalists to Use  FOI Act to Deepen Their Reporting

MRA’s Programme Director Urges Journalists to Use  FOI Act to Deepen Their Reporting Updated

🕔06:01, 15.Dec 2019

Media Rights Agenda’s (MRA) Programme Director, Mr. Ayode Longe, has called on journalists to make optimum use of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to  to deepen their reporting Delivering a paper titled “Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as a

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MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔05:07, 15.Dec 2019

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on December 3, 2019, inducted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying the agency’s attitude towards the FOI Act smacked of arrogance and lawlessness as

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Journalists Arrested While Covering Religious Protest Updated

🕔05:03, 15.Dec 2019

On November 27, 2019, two journalists with the Reuters news agency, Mr. Afolabi Shotunde and Mr. Camillus Eboh, were arrested while covering a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, by policemen drafted

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UNGA Adopts 11th Resolution on Safety of Journalists

UNGA Adopts 11th Resolution on Safety of Journalists Updated

🕔04:58, 15.Dec 2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on November 19, 2019  adopted a Resolution  on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity – the 11th resolution on the safety of journalists adopted by the United Nations system since 2006

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UN Appoints South Africa’s Anriette Esterhuysen  to Chair IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group

UN Appoints South Africa’s Anriette Esterhuysen to Chair IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group Updated

🕔04:53, 15.Dec 2019

The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, has appointed Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen of South Africa ‎as the new Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group. Ms Esterhuysen is Senior Advisor on Internet Governance, Policy Advocacy and Strategic Planning

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MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔09:32, 3.Dec 2019

Lagos: Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying its attitude towards the FOI Act smacked of arrogance and lawlessness

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Nigerians Condemn Bill that Prescribes Death Penalty for Hate Speech

Nigerians Condemn Bill that Prescribes Death Penalty for Hate Speech

🕔11:45, 25.Nov 2019

Nigerians have come out to condemn a bill by the Senate that seeks death by hanging for any person convicted of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person, saying it violates the constitutional right

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African Commission Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, 14 Other Special Mechanism by 6 Months

African Commission Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, 14 Other Special Mechanism by 6 Months

🕔11:28, 25.Nov 2019

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) has renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, and the mandates of 14 other Special Mechanism of the

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PPDC, MRA Urge Federal Government to Ensure Full Implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria Updated

🕔08:31, 21.Nov 2019

The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have called on the Federal Government to ensure the full implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria such that procurements records and information are proactively disclosed by public institutions

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Varsity Student Expelled for Alleged Defamation of Character Debunks Allegation

Varsity Student Expelled for Alleged Defamation of Character Debunks Allegation Updated

🕔08:29, 21.Nov 2019

A student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in Ogun State, Ifemosu Micheal Adewale, who was expelled by the university for alleged insubordination and defamation of character through an open letter he posted on his Facebook page to

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