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IPI mourns loss of Nigerian member Dimgba Igwe

The International Press Institute (IPI) today mourned the death of long-time member and Nigerian journalist Dimgba Igwe. IPI’s Nigerian National Committee on Friday issued a statement saying that it “received with shock the news of the sudden death of its distinguished member and media icon, Mr. Dimgba Igwe”, 58, who was struck by a car […]

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Amid attacks against the press, Nigeria remains hopeful

Over the past few months, Nigeria has seen numerous attacks on journalists and press freedom — including newly proposed broadcasting regulations, assaults on newspaper and broadcast vehicles and the targeting of journalists — and observers have expressed concern about what appears to be a dangerous trend in a country where the press has played an […]

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IPI Nigerian National Committee condemns “coordinated assault on press freedom” following military seizure of newspapers

The International Press Institute (IPI)’s Nigerian National Committee has published a statement in response to a recent series of seizures by the Nigerian military of multiple editions of newspapers, including Leadership, The Nation and Punch, at locations across the country. In some cases, this has involved the interception of delivery vans and the storming of […]

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IPI Nigerian chapter protests trial of journalists in Egypt

A high-level delegation of the Nigerian National Committee of the International Press Institute (IPI) met yesterday with the Egyptian ambassador to Nigeria, Ashraf Salama, to protest the continued detention of Al Jazeera journalists in his country. Kabiru Yusuf, chairman of the national committee and a member of the IPI executive board, led the delegation that […]

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