Detained AIT Journalist Discharged by Courts

Detained AIT Journalist Discharged by Courts Updated

🕔09:21, 5.Nov 2014

A chief magistrate court in Abuja has dismissed the case against an African Independent Television (AIT) reporter, Mr. Amaechi Anakwe, on charges of character defamation brought by, controversial Police Commissioner, Joseph Mbu.  Anakwe was arrested and detained for referring to

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MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration

MRA Condemns Renewed Onslaught on Nigerian Press by Jonathan Administration

🕔14:02, 15.Jul 2014

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned last month the renewed onslaught on the Nigerian Press by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration with the arrest of newspaper workers, detention of media vehicles, confiscation of thousands of copies of newspapers and other forms

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Media Crack Down: Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Copies, Assault Distributors

Media Crack Down: Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Copies, Assault Distributors Updated

🕔13:06, 15.Jul 2014

For several days early in June 2014, armed soldiers and operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) embarked on a massive crackdown on media organizations around the country during which they stormed the premises of some major newspapers, assaulted media

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Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

🕔11:10, 11.Jun 2014

From June 6-9, 2014, there have been different incidents of attacks on media freedom in Nigeria. The attacks have come in the form of seizure of publications of The Punch, The Nation, Daily Trust, Leadership and Vanguard newspapers. There have

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Armed Men Attack TV Crew, Vandalize Vehicles, Broadcast Equipment

Armed Men Attack TV Crew, Vandalize Vehicles, Broadcast Equipment Updated

🕔14:12, 10.Jun 2014

Armed men brandishing various weapons, including guns, clubs and machetes, on May 24, 2014, attacked a crew of African Independent Television (AIT) in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State. The armed men smashed and destroyed the vehicles, cameras, recording equipment, including transmission

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Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

🕔09:00, 9.Jun 2014

In the early hours of  June 6, 2014, armed soldiers in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and Warri in Delta State, South-south Nigeria, impounded the distribution vans of two dailies: “Leadership” and “The Nation” newspapers and confiscated the day’s edition

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Nigerian Police Charge Newspaper Correspondent to Court over Report on Protest

🕔08:59, 14.May 2014

On May 12, 2014, the Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Police charged the State correspondent of Daily Trust Newspaper, Hir Joseph to the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lafia, the State capital, accusing him of publishing “Injurious Falsehood” contrary

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Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest

Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest Updated

🕔07:44, 16.Apr 2014

On April 14, 2014, Sebastine Ebhuomhan, the Edo State Chief Correspondent of the “National Mirror” newspaper, went into hiding alleging that the Nigerian Army was planning to arrest and detain him indefinitely. Ebhuomhan disclosed this in a press statement he

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Nigerian arrested and detained for tweets on attempted jailbreak

Nigerian arrested and detained for tweets on attempted jailbreak Updated

🕔14:37, 11.Apr 2014

A 32-year old Nigerian, Onimisi Isiaka Yusuf, using the twitter handle @ciaxon has been arrested in Abuja by the State Security Service (SSS), Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, for tweeting and posting picture on twitter on 30 March 2014, about the

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ThisDay Newspaper Correspondent Arrested, Detained for Facebook Posts

ThisDay Newspaper Correspondent Arrested, Detained for Facebook Posts Updated

🕔14:49, 7.Apr 2014

On  March 25, 2014 at about 3.30pm local time, Mr. Reuben Buhari, an Abuja correspondent with the Lagos-based daily newspaper, Thisday, was arrested in Kaduna, North-western Nigeria and taken to Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital for interrogation over photographs he posted

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