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Liberian journalist dies weeks after alleged assault by presidential bodyguards

February 25, 2020 12:05 PM ET

On January 26, 2020, bodyguards of Liberian President George Weah assaulted Zenu Koboi Miller, a local broadcast journalist, as he was leaving the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sport Stadium in Monrovia, the capital, where he had covered the final of a national soccer tournament, according to a Facebook post by...

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Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera freed, but faces hefty fines

February 24, 2020 11:25 AM ET

Nairobi, February 24, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera but expressed concern about the hefty fines levied against him....

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CPJ joins letter calling on Togo government not to shut down internet

February 21, 2020 2:30 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 27 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter dated February 19 calling for authorities in Togo to maintain the stability and openness of the internet and social media platforms....

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Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region

February 18, 2020 6:38 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020--Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, his...

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

February 18, 2020 2:30 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report

February 13, 2020 1:07 PM ET

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city on May 28, 2020, after years of adjourned legal proceedings, he told CPJ. Department of State Services (DSS) agents separately questioned him three times about his...

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Nigerian police detain News Digest web developer, charge journalists

February 13, 2020 12:37 PM ET

Nigerian police charged Gidado Yushau, the publisher of the privately owned News Digest news website, and freelance journalist Alfred Olufemi with criminal conspiracy and defamation on November 12, 2019, according to a copy of the charge sheet seen by CPJ. The next court date is scheduled for March 4,...

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How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists

February 13, 2020 12:24 PM ET

As reporters for Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship....

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Jailed Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo to face cybercrime charge in court

February 12, 2020 2:20 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Nigerian authorities to drop all charges against Agba Jalingo, the publisher of the privately owned news website CrossRiverWatch, and set him free. Jalingo is set to appear at a federal high court in Calabar city...

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Nigerian journalist Alex Ogbu dies at protest

February 5, 2020 3:45 PM ET

Abuja, February 5, 2020 -- Nigerian authorities should conduct a credible and transparent investigation into the death of journalist Alex Ogbu, publicize the results of his autopsy, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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