Media Rights Agenda

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Madu Onuorah, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Global Upfront Newspapers, told CPJ he was arrested May 22 at his home in the Lugbe district of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. His image is seen here in a May 23 report about his arrest. (Screenshot: CPJ)

Nigerian journalist Madu Onuorah arrested for alleged defamation, released on bail

New York, May 24, 2024 — Nigerian authorities should drop their investigation into journalist Madu Onuorah and cease arresting journalists in connection with their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Armed police officers from Nigeria’s eastern Enugu and Ebonyi states arrested Onuorah, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Global Upfront Newspapers, at his home…

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A 2021 photo of the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja, which ruled in favor of a local press group to compel the government to investigate attacks on journalists. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to investigate attacks on journalists following court judgment

Abuja, February 22, 2024—Nigerian authorities must comply with a federal high court judgment ordering the government to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for attacking journalists in Nigeria, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  In 2021 Nigerian local press freedom group Media Rights Agenda (MRA) filed a lawsuit requesting the court to compel the federal government…

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