Samson Boyi

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Attacks on the Press 1999: 1999 Death Toll: Listed by Country

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

[Click here for full list of documented cases] At its most fundamental level, the job of a journalist is to bear witness. In 1999, journalists in Sierra Leone witnessed rebels' atrocities against civilians in the streets of Freetown. In the...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Nigeria

March 22, 2000 12:03 PM ET

Following national and presidential elections in February, decades of military rule ended with the installation of a new civilian government on May 29, headed by President Olusegun Obasanjo. Both in Nigeria and abroad, expectations ran high that the dark days...

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Samson Boyi

November 5, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Boyi, a photojournalist with the Adamawa State­owned newspaper The Scope, was killed when about 30 armed men attacked the convoy of the state governor, Haruna Bonnie, who was traveling from the state capital, Yola, to the town of Bauchi. Boyi...

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