Press freedom on a darkling plain in Nigeria
Once reputed as the freest press in Africa, the Nigerian Press is sliding down on a quick pace as one of the worst.
Ismaila Isa: Warrior for press freedom
Since Mr. Ismaila Isa, businessman, politician and media entrepreneur died on July 20 this year, he has received both good and bad ink in the media. Isa was from Katsina State from where President Muhummadu Buhari also hails.
Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'
The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran suppressing details of the outbreak, activists said on Tuesday.
At workshop, journalists tackle regulation, unethical practices
Freedom of the press is under attack around the world, and everywhere journalistic ethics are being scrutinised as never before.
Press freedom not negotiable in Nigeria – Dogara
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that press freedom in the country is not negotiable in spite all the direct violence and other challenges facing journalists. Dogara said this on Saturday at a two-day conference organised by the Premuim Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, to mark the Press Freedom Day in Abuja.…
Nigeria drops to 120th on World Press Freedom index
Nigeria has dropped one place to 120th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders. In its analysis of the freedom of journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa, RSF notes that "hatred towards journalists, attacks on investigative reporters, censorship (especially online and on social networks), and economic and judicial…
Police harass The Guardian reporter in Lagos
About 15 thugs attacked The Guardian reporter on Saturday while discharging his duty at a collation centre situated at the Community Primary School in Idimu area of Lagos. When the reporter visited the centre to check the movement of election materials at about 8:15 am, some of the INEC ad-hoc staff were seen barricading the…
2018: A dark year for press freedom
The year was marked by high-profile murder, including the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed by Saudi agents in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October. In fact, no fewer than 78 journalists were killed in 2018, according to the International Press Institute’s (IPI) Death Watch. Globally, press freedom…
Why we invaded Daily Trust offices, arrested staff - Nigeria Army
Nigeria Army has clarified reasons behind its invasion of a Nigerian newspaper, Daily Trust offices and arrest of some members of staff. Personnel of the army had on Saturday invaded Daily Trust offices in Maiduguri, Abuja and Lagos. The troops arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab and shut the gate…
Before Buhari tampers with press freedom again
Even if we encourage ourselves by wishing for peaceful coverage of the 2019 election processes, as journalists, there are warning signals for us to prepare for war with this administration. Reason: most of us are beginning to discern that despite their assurances since May 2015, they are set to tinker ruthlessly with press freedom for…