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Nigerian broadcast regulator closes down radio station

New York, March 4, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by Nigeria’s media regulatory body to shut down a radio station in connection with a broadcast that questioned the local government’s motives in an anti-polio vaccination program.

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Health care workers gather to administer polio vaccines in Nigeria. (AP/George Osodi)

Nigerian journalists charged for criticizing polio campaign

Abuja, Nigeria, February 13, 2013–Authorities in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano should drop the criminal charges filed on Tuesday against two radio journalists who have been detained since Sunday in connection with their criticism of local officials’ handling of a polio vaccination campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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