MRA Calls On Government To Always Investigates Attacks Against Media Practitioners

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Wednesday called on Governments at all levels to fulfil their obligations to ensure the safety of journalists by investigating all attacks against media practitioners as well as prosecuting and punishing the perpetrators of such attacks.

The organization said this would send a strong signal to those who attack journalists that they can no longer do so with impunity while also giving the media the confidence to carry out their functions without fear.

MRA made the call in a statement issued by its Communications Officer, Idowu Adewale in Lagos State.

Addressing journalists in Lagos, MRA’s Program Director, Mr. Ayode Longe, expressed concern that the Police are also being frequently used to harass and intimidate journalists and other media workers by the rich and powerful who are uncomfortable with the media beaming the searchlight on them and their activities.

He called on members of the public to take an interest in the safety of journalists and do everything within their power to help protect them and take action to ensure that those who attack them are brought to justice.

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