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AFEX Urges Nigeria Police to Stop Harassing Journalists

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) calls on Nigeria’s Police to stop harassing journalists in the country following reports on freedom of expression...
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Nigeria: Journalist Arrested, Forced to Delete Photographs

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 27, 2017. In the morning of January 25, 2017, Ms Ujunwa Atueyi, a journalist with the...
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Halt Harassment of Premium Times Newspaper, IPC Calls for Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Media Freedom

This statement was originally published on Ipcng.org on January 20, 2017. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has described the invasion of the premises of...
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Nigeria: Police Arrest Publisher of Online News Portal for Alleged Defamation

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 14, 2014. Nigerian police have arrested Desmond Utomwen, publisher of FreshNews, an online journal, following a...
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Nigeria: Journalists Barred from Abuja High Court

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 12, 2017. Journalists who went to the Federal High Court in Abuja to cover a case...
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Nigeria: Prison Official Assaults Journalists

This statement was originally published by mfwa.org on June 29, 2016. On June 28, 2016, a prison official, A. A. Teriba, assaulted some journalists who...
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Nigeria: Militants Attack Radio Station

The statement was originally published by mfwa.org on June 26, 2016. On June 23, 2016, individuals suspected to be Niger-Delta militants  armed with guns and...
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Nigeria: Judge Directs NGOs to put National Assembly ‘On Notice’ Over Anti-Social Media Bill

Originally issued by MRA on March 24, 2016 A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed that the National Assembly be “put on notice” before...
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UN, AU and civil society seek to intervene in Criminal Defamation case of a journalist.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Prof David Kaye; the Special...
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MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Journalist, Calls for his Unconditional Release

LAGOS: Monday, August 31, 2015: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the arrest and continued detention of Nigeria-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, by the...