Boko Haram

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Boko Haram threatens to kill Nigerian journalist

July 15, 2015 2:21 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, July 15, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure the safety of a Nigerian journalist who received a death threat from a suspected member of the Islamist militant sect Boko Haram. Adeola Akinremi, the...

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CPJ urges Nigerian president to prioritize press freedom

June 3, 2015 5:00 AM ET

President Buhari: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to congratulate you on your recent victory in Nigeria's presidential election. As Nigeria prepares to enter a new chapter in its history, we urge you and your administration to take steps to ensure that journalists are able to work freely and openly in the country without fear of reprisal of any form.

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Broadcasting murder: Militants use media for deadly purpose

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

News of the August 19, 2014, murder of journalist James Foley broke not in the media but instead on Twitter. News organizations faced the agonizing questions of how to report on the killing and what portions of the video...

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Nigerian soldiers confine Al-Jazeera journalists to hotel

March 26, 2015 1:44 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 26, 2015--Nigerian military authorities on Tuesday confined two Al-Jazeera journalists to their hotel room and have forbidden them from leaving, according to a statement published on Wednesday by the Nigerian Defense Headquarters and both journalists who spoke...

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Nigeria should allow international journalists entry to cover elections

February 3, 2015 1:32 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, February 3, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Nigerian authorities to ensure that international journalists are allowed access to cover the country's elections this month....

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The Road to Justice

October 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

3. Where Impunity Thrives A climate of impunity reached a tragic culmination on November 23, 2009, when gunmen ambushed a caravan escorting political candidate Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu as he prepared to file papers to become a candidate for provincial governor...

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Soldiers harass Nigerian daily over report on military

August 22, 2014 3:20 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, August 22, 2014--Nigerian authorities should stop harassing the independent newspaper the Daily Trust and allow its journalists to cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigeria targets independent newspapers

June 12, 2014 5:07 PM ET

Nigerian authorities have been waging widespread attacks on nearly a dozen independent newspapers under the cover of fighting terrorism. By last weekend, no fewer than 10 newspapers had their operations nationwide disrupted, leading to the loss of hundreds of thousands...

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Nigerian military seizes leading newspapers

June 6, 2014 4:33 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2014--The Nigerian military this morning confiscated or destroyed copies of at least four leading newspapers, Punch, Leadership, Vanguard, and The Nation, around the country, according to news reports. A defense official claimed that authorities were looking...

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Journalists targeted by both sides in Nigeria's war on terror

May 30, 2014 2:27 PM ET

The struggle between Nigerian authorities and militant extremist group Boko Haram was recently thrust into the global spotlight with the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls, but journalists in the country have been squeezed between the two sides for years....

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