Alex Ogbu

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CPJ calls for journalists’ safety to be protected amid Nigeria protests

New York, October 21, 2020–Nigerian authorities should ensure that journalists are able to do their jobs freely and safely while covering protests against police brutality in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In recent days, local media have reported violence against protesters and journalists during the demonstrations in Nigeria, which began as…

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A police vehicle is seen after dispersing members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Abuja on July 23, 2019. Journalist Alex Ogbu recently died at an Islamic Movement of Nigeria protest. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigerian journalist Alex Ogbu dies at protest

Abuja, February 5, 2020 — Nigerian authorities should conduct a credible and transparent investigation into the death of journalist Alex Ogbu, publicize the results of his autopsy, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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