Browsing: Media Rights Agenda

NBC’s Director General, Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, had announced at a media briefing in Abuja on February 9, 2023, that the President had approved the independence of the Commission from any political interference in the exercise of its regulatory functions, particularly with respect to the issuance and withdrawal of broadcasting licences.

In a statement issued in Lagos by its Director of Programmes, Ayode Longe, MRA called on the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to put an end to the incessant practice whereby politicians, government officials and other powerful individuals use the Police to shield themselves from scrutiny or criticism and to harass or intimidate journalists and media organizations reporting on their activities.

In a statement to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the FoI Bill into Law by former President Goodluck Jonathan on May 28, 2011, MRA said a study it conducted on the implementation of the Act over the last 10 years showed that it had yielded a treasure trove of information for scores of citizens, civil society organizations, journalists and media organizations, as well as other groups within the society who, as a result, now know more about various actions and policies of governments at federal and state levels.