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Nigerian Police Charge Newspaper Correspondent to Court over Report on Protest

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...

Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest

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...

Nigerian arrested and detained for tweets on attempted jailbreak

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...

ThisDay Newspaper Correspondent Arrested, Detained for Facebook Posts

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...

UNESCO Seeks Feedback on Universality of the Internet

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking feedback from stakeholders on  its project on “Internet Universality”. This is in the context of the comprehensive study into internet issues which was...

IFJ Publishes Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2013

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published its full report on the number of journalists and media staff killed across the globe in 2013. Titled "In Mortal Danger: Journalist & Media Staff Killed...