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IPI condemns Nigerian army raid on Daily Trust newspaper

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today condemned the Nigerian army’s raid on the Daily Trust newspaper on Sunday, January 6, 2019, and demanded the release of the paper’s regional editor. In a letter sent to the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohamed, IPI Executive […]

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Nigeria must drop all charges against journalist Samuel Ogundipe

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, welcomed today’s release of Nigerian journalist Samuel Ogundipe on bail but demanded that all charges against him be dropped. Ogundipe was arrested by Nigerian police on August 14 after the his newspaper, the Premium Times, published a report sent by the […]

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Nigeria formally charges journalist Jones Abiri under anti-terror law

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, today welcomed the fact that Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri was finally brought before a court after two years of enforced disappearance, though it reiterated its call for Abiri’s release. Abiri, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly […]

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Nigerian journalist detained without charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the detention of Tony Ezimakor, Abuja bureau chief of the Nigerian newspaper Independent. Nigeria’s Department of State Security (DSS) arrested Ezimakor on March 1, 2018. Authorities have not provided a reason for the arrest or charged Ezimakor with a crime. However, Ezimakor’s lawyers have speculated that the arrest […]

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