Nigeria / 2011

Nigerian journalist killed; Islamists claim responsibility

October 24, 2011 2:17 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2011--Authorities in northeastern Nigeria must urgently take steps to ensure the safety of media workers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today following Saturday's assassination of a journalist in a shooting claimed by Islamist militants....

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Nigeria police arrest six journalists

October 12, 2011 4:55 PM ET

New York, October 12, 2011--Police in Nigeria arrested six journalists and one staff member from independent daily The Nation on Tuesday concerning the publication of a purported private letter from former head of state Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan about administrators of government agencies, local journalists reported.On the...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Africa Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:55 AM ET

Across Continent, Governments Criminalize Investigative Reporting By Mohamed Keita Across the continent, the emergence of in-depth reporting and the absence of effective access-to-information laws have set a collision course in which public officials, intent on shielding their activities, are moving aggressively to unmask confidential sources, criminalize the possession of government...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Nigeria

February 15, 2011 12:22 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Two journalists murdered, another assaulted in ethnic violence. • Secrecy surrounds death of President Yar'Adua. Key Statistic 7: Journalists kidnapped in restive southern region. All are freed. Official secrecy surrounded the heart ailment that eventually claimed the life of President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua,...

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