Events / Activities

Advocates Call for Sensitization of Judges on the FOI Act

Freedom of Information advocates have called for the sensitization of judges in the country about the Freedom of Information Act in response to the situation where many of them are giving “decisions that are inconsistent with the spirit and letters of the Law.” In a communique at the end of their three-day Freedom of Information Implementers Strategy Meeting, held in ... Read More »

CSOs Meet in Abuja to Strategize on Ensuring Effective Implementation of FOI Act

Over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the country working on issues relating to the Freedom of Information Act will hold a three-day meeting in Abuja from January 27 to 29, 2015 to discuss strategies for ensuring the effective implementation of the Act. The Keynote Address at the meeting, organized by Media Rights Agenda (MRA), will be delivered by ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Launches FOI App for Android Devices

Lagos, Tuesday, April 15, 2014:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today launched an Application to enable users of android powered mobile devices to download the Freedom of Information Act 2011 to their handsets, tablets and other devices that use the android operating system in an easy-to-navigate format. The app was developed by Eko-Konnect for MRA with support from the Ford Foundation.  ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Convenes Africa Regional Conference on FOI Implementation in Abuja

Freedom of Information stakeholders from across Africa rose from a two-day Regional Conference on Freedom of Information Implementation last month in Abuja outlining a set of “strategies as necessary minimums for effective implementation of access to information laws.” The Conference, held at the Reiz Continental Hotel in Abuja, was convened by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and brought together 111 state ... Read More »

MRA Hosts Africa Regional Conference on FOI Implementation

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) will host a two-day Africa Regional Conference on Freedom of Information Implementation on March 18 and 19, 2014 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, to design strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of access to information laws on the continent. The Conference will bring together over 100 Freedom of Information stakeholders, including civil society organizations, media stakeholders, ... Read More »

A.G’s Report Indicates MDAs are Failing to Comply With the FOI Act 2011

Majority of Nigerian Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are breaching thier obligation to comply with Section 29 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, which enjoins them to submit annual reports of their implementation of the Act. According to a report sent to Media Rights Agenda (MRA) by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) following a Freedom ... Read More »

MRA Commends Judiciary for Upholding Right to Information for Citizens

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has commended the Nigerian Judiciary for its unwavering support of the right of citizens to access information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, saying it appeared that the effective implementation of the Law would ultimately depend on the courts. This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos on May 28, 2013 to mark the ... Read More »

MRA Makes FOI Request to Nigerian Export Promotion Council

Mr. David Adulugba, CEO NEPC

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has made a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), asking for the organization’s records and documents relating to its assets and properties. In a Freedom of Information request dated May 31, 2013, signed by MRA’s Programmes Manager, Mr. Ayode Longe, and addressed to the Managing Director/Chief Executive ... Read More »