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IPI mourns the death of Executive Board Member Wada Maida

Wada Maida, a member of the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), passed away yesterday. At the time of his death, Maida was chairman of Nigeria’s People’s Media. “Wada Maida was a great asset to journalism and press freedom in Nigeria. His passing is a huge loss to the global IPI community and […]

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IPI mourns loss of former Board member Mallam Ismaila Isa

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed sadness at the death of Nigerian media executive and former IPI Executive Board member Mallam Ismaila Isa, who passed away on July 20 at the age of 78. Isma’ila Isa Funtua was born in 1942 in […]

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Nigeria must amend vague ‘hate speech’ bill

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, joined its Nigerian National Committee in expressing concern over two cybercrime bills being considered in Nigeria targeting vague concepts of “hate speech”, “fake news” and misinformation. The first bill, the National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate […]

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Journalist’s release marred by wider pattern of arrests in Nigeria

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, today welcomed the release on bail of Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri, who had been behind bars for 157 days. However, IPI also expressed concern about the recent arrests of Gidado Yushuau and Adebowale Adekoya, the editor and webmaster […]

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