Journalist Jones Abiri is released after over two years in detention, but he still faces charges. Authorities arrest Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with the privately owned Premium Times news website, saying that he should reveal his source for an article about police and the country's vice president. Ogundipe is released on bail, but still faces charges. A security guard for Nigerian musician Davido assaults Adekanmbi Damilola, CEO of the online entertainment news platform NoStoryTV. The guard has not been held accountable for his actions. (Photo Credit: Ahmad Salkida)• More on Nigeria
CPJ writes to EU's Mogherini to request assistance with the protection of scores of journalists who remain in southern Syria at grave risk. The more than 60 journalists are in danger of arrest and torture because of their work.