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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation from Abuja on March 29, 2020. A team of journalists from Africa Independent Television were recently expelled from an event Buhari attended. (Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters)

Africa Independent Television team expelled from event featuring Nigerian President Buhari

On March 19, 2020, government authorities at the Digital Economy Complex in Abuja, Nigeria, expelled journalists from the privately owned broadcaster Africa Independent Television who were preparing to cover an event attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement by Daar Communications PLC, the broadcaster’s parent company.

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Police officers are seen near Lagos, Nigeria, on September 3, 2019. Journalists in Kogi and Bayelsa states reported being harassed and threatened during recent elections. (Reuters/Temilade Adelaja)

Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections

Abuja, November 19, 2019 — Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the harassment of journalists working to cover the November 16 gubernatorial and federal assembly elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today

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Nigerian security forces assault journalists

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps officers on February 20, 2016, detained three television journalists in Owerri, the capital of the southeastern Imo State, for refusing to hand over their phones to officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission who were allegedly demanding a bribe from a motorist, according to news reports and two of…

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Nigerians have been protesting for five days over the removal of a fuel subsidy. (AP/Sunday Alamba)

#OccupyNigeria protesters take on news media coverage

Protesters in Nigeria are not only angry at their government’s New Year’s Day decision to eliminate a fuel subsidy — they are also upset about news media coverage of the citizens’ movement, dubbed “Occupy Nigeria,” and have taken their protests to local media outlets.

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