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Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted while covering state elections

March 13, 2019 9:10 AM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 13, 2019 -- Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the March 9 gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian authorities should allow Jay FM in Jos, Plateau state, to broadcast

March 12, 2019 5:05 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2019--Nigerian authorities should lift the ban on Jay FM radio station in the city of Jos in Plateau state and stop trying to intimidate its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist arrested, charged under cybercrime law in Nigeria

March 7, 2019 3:56 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2019 -- Nigerian authorities should immediately drop charges against journalist Obinna Don Norman, release him from prison, and reform the 2015 cybercrime act to ensure it is not used to prosecute journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections

February 14, 2019 5:23 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 15 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for Nigerian authorities to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during upcoming elections, and safeguard internet speeds of websites and messaging applications. In early February, Nigeria's federal government denied...

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In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rally

January 10, 2019 3:42 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2019--Nigerian authorities should rigorously investigate violence at a political rally in Lagos on January 8, during which at least three journalists were injured by gunfire, and ensure the safety of reporters covering political events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigeria's military raids Daily Trust offices, arrests editor

January 7, 2019 7:06 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2019­­­--Nigerian authorities should immediately release Uthman Abubakar, an editor of the privately owned Daily Trust, return equipment seized in raids on the paper's offices, and cease the intimidation of news outlets covering the conflict in Nigeria's northeast, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Abuja court dismisses case against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

September 17, 2018 2:36 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2018--An Abuja magistrate's court today struck out a case against Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Weekly Source, Samuel Ogala, a lawyer who represents Abiri, told CPJ. The court ruled that it did not have jurisdiction over the state where the alleged wrongdoing...

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Nigeria's Fresh FM radio station partially demolished following critical reporting

August 27, 2018 5:56 PM ET

Fresh FM, a privately owned radio station based in Ibadan city, in Nigeria's southwestern Oyo state, was partially demolished by bulldozer during the early hours of August 19, 2018, upon the order of the Oyo state government, Samson Akindele, head of news for Fresh FM, and David Ajiboye, station...

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Nigerian journalist jailed for refusing to reveal source

August 16, 2018 6:32 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2018--Nigerian police should immediately release journalist Samuel Ogundipe, drop all charges against him, and cease efforts to pressure him to reveal any journalistic sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ welcomes release of Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

August 15, 2018 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today after over two years in detention of Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source newspaper. CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to drop all charges against Abiri and ensure those responsible for his over two years...

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