Nigerian Military Arrest, Question and Detain Aljazeera Correspondents

Nigerian Military Arrest, Question and Detain Aljazeera Correspondents

🕔08:48, 27.Mar 2015

On March 24, 2015, Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa, two Nigerian correspondents of the Doha-based satellite television channel, Al Jazeera, were arrested questioned and detained by the Nigerian military officials. They had their equipment seized and then detained in their

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DRC: AFEX condemns arrest and detention of journalists, accuses Congolese authorities of assault on free expression

DRC: AFEX condemns arrest and detention of journalists, accuses Congolese authorities of assault on free expression

🕔15:03, 19.Mar 2015

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply appalled by recent acts of harassment and intimidation of journalists by Government authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In particular, AFEX condemns the arrest and detention on March 15

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Newspaper Correspondent Threatened, Police Refuse to Provide Protection

Newspaper Correspondent Threatened, Police Refuse to Provide Protection Updated

🕔07:14, 19.Mar 2015

Mr. Etim Ekpima, The Punch newspaper correspondent in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital in southern Nigeria, has been asked by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong, to leave the State as the Police will not protect him from

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National Waves Magazine Journalists Arrested, Detained

National Waves Magazine Journalists Arrested, Detained Updated

🕔14:53, 10.Feb 2015

Two journalists with National Waves Magazine: Emmanuel Fateman, an Assistant Editor, and Joseph Jolayemi, a graphic artist, are being detained by officers of the special force after they allegedly uncovered a fraudulent deal involving Bauchi State government funds to the tune

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Soldiers Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

🕔15:35, 5.Feb 2015

On January 4, 2015 at about 10am armed soldiers deployed to provide security in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State in South-west Nigeria, brutalised Mr. Wole Balogun, the Ekiti State correspondent of Daily Sun for allegedly causing obstruction on the road. He

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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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