On the heels of a
similar letter sent by Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) yesterday, Sen. Hillary Clinton
(D-NY) has sent one today to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about journalist Andrew Berends,
who is being held by Nigerian authorities. The letter does not mention Samuel
George, Berends' translator, but George is also in police custody.
How Nigeria's cybercrime law is being used to try to muzzle the press
September 21, 2016 12:35 PM ET
Since Nigeria's cybercrime act was voted into law in May 2015 authorities have used the accusation of cyber stalking to harass and press charges against at least five bloggers who criticized politicians and businessmen online and through social media....
In election year, Nigeria's press feeling the pressure
March 24, 2015 1:13 PM ET
"Nobody is safe. Not the voter, not the journalist, not anybody!" The fears of Femi Adesina, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, is echoed by stakeholders and observers of Nigeria's general election. Amid the tension in the run up to presidential and federal parliamentary elections on March 28,...
Requirements from Nigeria's broadcast regulator that radio and television stations nationwide should give notice of any live transmission of political programs has angered some journalists and raised questions about implementation....