MRA Drags FG To Over Failure To Investigate Attacks Against Journalists

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit asking the Federal High Court in Lagos to declare that the failure of the Federal Government to take effective measures to investigate, prosecute and punish perpetrators of attacks against journalists and other media practitioners is a breach of the Government’s duty under the African Charter on Human…

Kanu’s Trial: MRA Condemns Accreditation of Media Houses by DSS

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the reported approval by the Department of State Services (DSS) of a list of 10 media houses whose reporters would be allowed to cover the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, scheduled to take place today at a Federal High…

NGE: Media Not Disposed To Giving Terrorists Exposure

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· 𝗖𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗡𝗕𝗖 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶-𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀. Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) said that Nigerian journalists, especially its members, are not terrorists and bandits’ best friends, against the terrific insinuation by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), and so, will never be disposed to giving the bloodthirsty criminals any exposure. The Nigerian editors also stated that…

Birthday: NGE Salutes Osoba, Obaigbena for Giving Media Place of Honour

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Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has saluted former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba and the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief, THISDAY Newspapers Group/Arise News, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, for giving journalism and media sector a place of honour. In a birthday message to the two eminent journalists, the Guild in a statement signed by its President, Mustapha Isah;…

Nigerians Must Increasing Resist Assault on Press Freedom

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At a period when Nigerians are seeking ways to salvage their country from its present travails, the wilful courting of dictatorship cannot be a route to national salvation and healing. That unfortunately seems to be the preferred destination choice for the current administration. From inserting controversial clauses in the electoral bill to circumscribe transparent elections…

Jonathan Foundation, MRA Commend Gambia’s Assembly for Passing Access to Information Bill into Law

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The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have commended The Gambia’s National Assembly for passing the country’s Access to Information Bill 2021 into Law yesterday, July 1, 2021 and called on President Adama Barrow to speedily sign the Bill into Law to consolidate the restoration of participatory democracy in the country which…

NGE: Media Not Political Enemy of Federal Government

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NGE: Media Not Political Enemy of Federal Government ·        Says proposed media Bills draconian Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has said that the media industry is not a political opponent or enemy of the Federal Government, saying many of the political elite’s attacks on the media are habitually not envisioned to win an argument on the…

Buhari Names 6 Ministers To Engage With Twitter

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday named six ministers to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is to chair the team of mediators. A statement released by the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office…

Twitter Ban: NGOs, Journalists Sue Federal Government At ECOWAS Court

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Five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and four journalists have filed a suit against the Federal Government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja asking it to declare the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria a violation of their human rights under international law, order the Government to immediately rescind the suspension order, and compensate…

CPJ Board Honours Lai With Gwen I fill Press Freedom Award

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Hong Kong media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai pauses next to a copy of Apple Daily’s July 1, 2020, edition during an interview in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020. (AP/Vincent Yu)New York, June 21, 2021– The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it will honor Jimmy Lai, the imprisoned founder of Hong Kong’s Next Digital media company…