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Blog   |   Nigeria

Attacks on critical Nigerian website highlight vulnerability

For two months, editors were blocked from posting Premium Times' links on the outlet's Facebook page. (Facebook)

Turkey's prime minister made headlines last week by threatening to block Facebook in the country, but as recent events in Nigeria show, a more discreet intervention can be effective in disrupting the free flow of information. 

Blog   |   Nigeria

Nigeria's impunity ranking: The facts don't lie

Nigeria's press freedom record is on the decline.

For the first time since 2008, when CPJ began publishing its annual Impunity Index, Nigeria has made the list of the "worst nations in the world for deadly, unpunished violence against the press."

Dangerous Assignments   |   Nigeria

Two Nigerian Journalists Released as Abacha Bends to International Pressure

Three weeks after exiled Nigerian journalist Dapo Olorunyomi spoke of his imprisoned wife's plight at an April CPJ roundtable on Gen. Sani Abacha's media crackdown, she was released. Nigerian authorities had held Ladi Olorunyomi, a journalist and women's rights advocate affiliated with the Independent Journalism Center in Lagos, for 68 days without criminal charges. Within 24 hours of her release, Godwin Agbroko, editor in chief of The Week magazine, was freed after a 15-week detention.
May 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Belarus, Burma, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Vietnam

CPJ and the World

The publication in March of CPJ's Attacks on the Press in 1996 was the culmination of months of intense preparation by CPJ staff, investigating and verifying more than 1,000 documented cases of violations of press freedom worldwide. The 376-page volume, edited by Publications Director Alice Chasan, is the longest and most comprehensive of CPJ's annual studies to date, with overviews of five world regions and assessments of more than 100 countries. Eight special reports illuminate subjects as diverse as the CIA's new legal right to use U.S. journalists in covert operations, the role of Ireland's arcane libel laws in reporter Veronica Guerin's death, the restrictions on Vietnam's independent press, and the dangers that Russian journalists face.
May 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Bosnia, Croatia, India, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

Solidarity works: Helping to clear the path to freedom.

Letters to CPJ


CPJ comes to the aid of journalists who have been attacked, imprisoned, censored, or harassed. The Committee fights to get journalists out of jail and lets those who are being persecuted for their reporting know that CPJ and others are working on their behalf.

October 1, 1996 8:17 PM ET

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