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Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures

On June 3, 2015, political thugs suspected to be acting at the behest of Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, assaulted Mr. Kamarudeen Ogundele, the State Correspondent of the daily ‘Punch’ newspaper...

Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa

On May 11, 2015 Mr. Ubale Musa, a correspondent of the German Radio, Deutsche Welle, was bundled out of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja for asking visiting President Idriss Derby of Chad...

Local FM Station Bombed, Five Persons Feared Killed

On April 27, 2015 at about 8pm local time, a popular private local radio station, Tao FM located in Kuroko, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, North-central Nigeria was bombed by unknown persons. Media...

Hoodlums Brutalise Journalist Covering Industrial Action

On April 14, 2015, armed hoodlums suspected to have been hired by a faction of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) attacked journalists covering the three-day industrial strike action the TUC called at the Osun...

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...

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...