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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) was established in 1993 as an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization for the purpose of promoting and protecting the right to freedom of expression, media freedom, access to information as well as digital rights and freedoms.

MRA’s aims and objectives are:

  1. to promote respect and recognition for press freedom and freedom of expression in Nigeria;

  2. to provide protection and support for journalists and writers engaged in the lawful pursuit of their professional duties;

  3. to promote the highest standards of professionals ethics, integrity, training and conduct in the journalism profession;

  4. to bring about a conducive social and legal atmosphere for the practice of journalism, and ensure the protection of the journalists’ right not to be compelled to work against his or her conviction or disclose confidential sources of information; and

  5. to promote citizens’ right of access to records and information held by governments and public institutions.

  6. to promote and protect the right to freedom of expression and other human rights online