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An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

CPJ joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 15 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for Nigerian authorities to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during upcoming elections, and safeguard internet speeds of websites and messaging applications. In early February, Nigeria’s federal government denied rumors of plans to shut down…

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A man holds a flag in support of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at a campaign rally in Ikeja district in Lagos February 3. (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Nigeria should allow international journalists entry to cover elections

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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