Nigeria - Alerts
The International Press Institute (IPI) condemns the reported beating and arrest of a Nigerian journalist, by soldiers.
On May 3, seven journalists who had turned up at a police unit in Lagos were held in a small office for 15 minutes.
Boko Haram posted a video on YouTube in which it warned of more attacks on media organisations and named the media institutions that will be targeted in future attacks.
The radical Islamic sect Boko Haram is suspected to have carried out the bombings as the attacks bear their imprint.
IPI calls for thorough investigation.
The reporters were at the Ikeja court to cover a story about deaths resulting from a series of ghastly accidents in Lagos, in 2010.
Ahmad Salkida, who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and the Islamist sect Boko Haram, says he has been followed and his life is under threat.
Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for numerous bombings in several cities in northern Nigeria in recent months, has threatened to take action against three
(MRA/IFEX) - March 6, 2012 - The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigeria's broadcast sector regulator, has banned the state government owned television station Ogun State Television (OGTV) from its "unilateral commencement of the streaming of OGTV's signal on the web without the approval of the Commission."
Officials of the State Security Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protocol department have denied over 60 journalists reporting from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos access to their cameras, voice recorders and other tools of their trade.
TFI journalist Jeremie Drieu and his local colleague Ahmad Salkida were in Jos to report on the recent unrest there when they were detained by soldiers who took them to a command center where they faced “increasingly hostile interrogation”, AP reported.
Enenche Godwin Akogwu was gunned down shortly after the bombings while he tried to interview victims outside Farm central police station.
The authorities are urged to investigate state involvement in breaking up a peaceful union meeting and arresting two union activists in October in an apparent bid to silence them.
Protesters descended on the studios of at least two prominent broadcasters to demand more balanced coverage of the citizens' movement.
Olajide Fashikun was arrested after writing a series of articles about a letter bearing the allegedly forged signature of the president of FIFA. While he has been released, the offices of the newspaper were ransacked and his laptop and hard drive were seized.
Michaela Moye was reportedly filming the demolition of "illegal" buildings when she was chased from the scene by members of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.
Cameraman Alhaji Zakariya Isa was killed by three gunmen suspected to be members of the radical Islamic sect locally known as Boko Haram.
"The Nation" newspaper editors Lawal Ogienagbon, Dapo Olufade, Yomi Odunuga and Yusuf Alli were released without having been charged with any offence.
The raid and arrests are believed to be over a story that appeared on the cover page of "The Nation" newspaper.
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After a decade of consistent and fearless advocacy by civil society and media practitioners, the president has acceded to the legitimate demands and aspirations of the people by signing the long-awaited right to information law.