Edetaen Ojo

Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda

Edetaen Ojo

Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda

Biography

Edetaen Ojo is Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda in Nigeria, which works to promote and defend freedom of expression.  Mr. Ojo has worked on Freedom of Information, freedom of expression, media development, Internet freedom, human rights and democracy issues in Nigeria, regionally and internationally for over 20 years.

He is Co-chair of the National Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria and also currently chairs the Steering Committee of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of freedom of expression organizations in Africa; and a member of the Board of Directors of International Media Support (IMS), an international media development organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2013, he served as a member of the International Advisory Committee for UNESCO’s project on “The Safety of Online Media Actors Doing Journalism” and was also in 2013 named an Internet Freedom Fellow by the U.S. Government.