Monthly Archives: July 2019

MRA Condemns Harassment of Publisher, Calls on Police to Investigate Alleged Threat to his Life

Lagos, Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the harassment of Mr. Oke Epia, publisher of the online newspaper, OrderPaper Nigeria, by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tony Nwulu, and called on the Nigerian Police to thoroughly investigate the alleged threat to the life of the journalist. In a statement released in Lagos ... Read More »

MRA Launches Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Every Inducted Institution will be Sued

Lagos, Monday, July 29, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced the launching of an enhanced “Freedom of Information Hall of Shame”, saying it would now take legal action against every public institution inducted into the Hall of Shame for undermining the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information Act. The FOI Hall of Shame, into which a public institution or ... Read More »

MRA Launches Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Every Inducted Institution will be Sued

Lagos, Monday, July 29, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced the launching of an enhanced “Freedom of Information Hall of Shame”, saying it would now take legal action against every public institution inducted into the Hall of Shame for undermining the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information Act. The FOI Hall of Shame, into which a public institution or ... Read More »

MRA Condemns Police Shooting of Channels TV Journalist During Shiite Protests, Calls for Independent Inquiry

  Lagos, Tuesday, 23 July, 2019:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned yesterday’s shooting to death in Abuja of 23-year-old Channels Television journalist, Mr. Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who was serving his primary assignment with the news organization and shot in the course of his professional duties. Mr. Owolabi was reportedly hit by a stray ... Read More »

MRA Accuses National Human Rights Commission of ‘Self-Ridicule’ for Forcing its Staff to Subscribe to Oath of Secrecy

LAGOS, Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today criticized the action of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in compelling its staff to subscribe to an oath of secrecy, describing the move as an egregious contradiction for an institution established to promote and defend human rights, including citizens’ right to information, and a government supposedly crusading against public ... Read More »