Lanre Idowu/CPJ Guest Blogger
Nigerian journalist Lanre Idowu publishes Media Review, a monthly journal of the media, and has a weekly column, "Media and Society," in NEXT.
Nigeria’s new FOI law brings celebration, challenges
There is a deserved celebration in the Nigerian media over the recently passed Freedom of Information Act, which provides citizens with broad access to public records and information held by a public official or institution. It is the climax of an 11-year struggle to pass such a law in the Nigerian parliament. Indeed, the call…