AFEX Calls for Immediate End to Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Africa

🕔11:47, 6.Jul 2017

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression groups, has expressed serious concerns about the increased incidents of attacks against journalists, media practitioners and free expression advocates on the continent and called upon governments

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EFCC Invades Newspaper House, Groups Condemn Action

EFCC Invades Newspaper House, Groups Condemn Action Updated

🕔14:17, 13.Jun 2017

In the early hours of June 12, 2017, heavily armed operatives from Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), invaded the head office of Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of The Sun newspaper  in the Apapa area of

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Armed Thugs Attack, Assault Journalist

Armed Thugs Attack, Assault Journalist Updated

🕔07:43, 6.Jun 2017

At about 6pm on June 3, 2017, Mr. Charles Otu, the Ebonyi State Correspondent of The Guardian newspaper was accosted at Vanco Junction in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, by armed men suspected to be political thugs who beat him

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Publisher Escapes Assassination, NUJ Condemns Attack

Publisher Escapes Assassination, NUJ Condemns Attack Updated

🕔07:41, 6.Jun 2017

On June 2, 2017 at about 7.p.m., gunmen reportedly shot at Mr. Samuel Nweze, Publisher of a local tabloid, “People’s Leader” in front of his office at 2, Awolowo Street in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. According to Mr. Nweze, “I narrowly

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AFEX Petitions AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to Intervene in Cameroon Crisis

AFEX Petitions AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to Intervene in Cameroon Crisis Updated

🕔12:07, 21.Apr 2017

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017 petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human

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Journalist Declared Wanted by Nigerian Army Arrested at Airport

Journalist Declared Wanted by Nigerian Army Arrested at Airport Updated

🕔10:40, 6.Sep 2016

On September 5, 2016, Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates was arrested by operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while disembarking from an Emirate Airlines plane with

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Islamist Extremist Group Threatens Media Houses Updated

🕔14:22, 8.Jul 2016

The Islamist terror group, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihadl, better known as Boko Haram in an 18 minutes video posted online on July 8, 2016 threatened to attack media houses in Nigeria which it accused of reporting falsehood about it,

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Prison Official Assaults Journalists Covering High Court

Prison Official Assaults Journalists Covering High Court Updated

🕔14:44, 29.Jun 2016

On June 28, 2016, a prison official, Mr. A. A. Teriba, assaulted some journalists who attempted to take photographs of a convicted armed robber, Femi Adebowale, who was sentenced to death by hanging by a Lagos High Court sitting in

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Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court

Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court Updated

🕔13:00, 28.Jun 2016

On June 27, 2016, security aides to Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, assaulted photo journalists who wanted to take shots when Dr. Saraki and his deputy, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu arrived the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja. Both

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Niger-Delta Militants Attack Radio Station

Niger-Delta Militants Attack Radio Station Updated

🕔12:52, 24.Jun 2016

On June 23, 2016, Niger-Delta militants comprising of some members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded the premises of Rhythm FM Radio/Silverbird Television stations in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital in

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