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Nigerian Military Arrest, Question and Detain Aljazeera Correspondents

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

Thugs Attack Zamfara State NUJ Council Chairman

On October 20, 2022, political thugs engaged to work at a shop to be used as a campaign office within the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zamfara State Council, in Gusau,...

Armed Thugs Attack, Assault Journalist

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...

Photojournalists Kidnapped, Released After Payment of Ransom

On June 15, 2022, Mr. Uchenna Nwube, along with his friend’s mother-in-law, were kidnapped on their way back to Abakaliki from Aba, Abia State. Uchenna is a photographer attached to Ebonyi State Government House in...