Nigeria / 2008

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Q & A: Andrew Berends and Aaron Soffin

September 23, 2008 5:50 PM ET

CPJ interviewed documentary filmmaker Andrew Berends and producer Aaron Soffin at CPJ's headquarters in New York. Berends spent 10 days in the custody of Nigeria's State Security Services in Port Harcourt, from August 31 to September 9. He had been in the country for six months working on his...

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Clinton seeks release of American in Nigeria

September 5, 2008 10:44 AM ET

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...

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Schumer pushes for release of journalist in Nigeria

September 4, 2008 10:50 AM ET

Freelance American journalist Andrew Berends and his translator, Nigerian Samuel George have been in the custody of Nigerian State Security Services in Port Harcourt since they were arrested on August 31. Berends, an award-winning filmmaker, legally entered Nigeria in April to complete a documentary called "Delta Boys" about the region's...

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