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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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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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