World Press Freedom Day 2016
Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda (Nigeria)
Edetaen Ojo is Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda in Lagos, which works to promote and defend freedom of expression in Nigeria. He is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Accra-based regional freedom of expression organization, the Media Foundation for West Africa. In 2014 he was elected to chair the Working Group on the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), which has its Secretariat in Windhoek, Namibia. His involvement in international human rights includes previous positions in the advisory group for the BBC World Service Trust-led Africa Media Development Initiative (AMDI) and the Task Force of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Mr Ojo also served as Convener (Chair) of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), a global network of organizations with its secretariat in Toronto, Canada.