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Media Rights Agenda

Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest

On April 14, 2014, Sebastine Ebhuomhan, the Edo State Chief Correspondent of the “National Mirror” newspaper, went into hiding alleging that the Nigerian Army was planning to arrest and detain him indefinitely. Ebhuomhan disclosed this...

Journalists Attacked by Hoodlums, Arrested by Policemen

On April 27, 2021, nine journalists who report for different media organisations in Rivers State, including Rhythm FM radio, Rivers State Television, Sweet Crude, Sahara Reporters, Wish FM radio, Today’s FM radio and Arise...

Publisher Escapes Assassination, NUJ Condemns Attack

On June 2, 2017 at about 7.p.m., gunmen reportedly shot at Mr. Samuel Nweze, Publisher of a local tabloid, “People’s Leader” in front of his office at 2, Awolowo Street in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. According...

Gunmen Shoot News Agency Photojournalist

On January 13, 2014, at about 10.30PM local time, Mr. Callistus Ewelike, a photojournalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was shot in front of his house at Nyanya area of Abuja. He...

Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court

On June 27, 2016, security aides to Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, assaulted photo journalists who wanted to take shots when Dr. Saraki and his deputy, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu arrived the Federal Capital...

Youths Attack Journalists in Rivers State, Burn their Vehicle and Gadgets

On June 10, 2021, angry youths from Bonny Island in Rivers State attacked journalists on duty at the premises of Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited and burnt down the bus conveying them as well...

IPC, MRA Issue Calls for Entries for FOI 10th Anniversary Awards,...

Lagos, Wednesday, September 15, 2021:  The International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today issued calls for entries from individuals and organizations...