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250 journalists jailed worldwide in 2019

This photo taken on June 5, 2019 shows a "media interview area" set up near the Idkah mosque on the morning of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan in Kashgar, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. - On the morning of Eid al-Fitr, the enormous square outside of the main mosque in Kashgar was cordoned off, with reporters forced into a "media interview area" on the outer edges of the square as worshippers filed into the mosque -- whereas in previous years devotees gathered in crowds outside (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) / TO GO WITH China-Xinjiang-media-rights-press,FOCUS by Eva XIAO

China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists.


Major General Muhammadu Buhari: Presidency reacts to Punch Newspaper

Buhari as military president

The newspaper said it would henceforth refer to the president by his last military title when he ruled Nigeria as a military dictator.


CPJ fumes as Nigerian govt freezes Sahara Reporters account

Sahara Reporters Logo used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters official website]

Sahara Reporters conducts aggressive reporting on corruption, according to CPJ’s review of its reporting.


Court remands 60 Shi’ite members in correctional centres

Shiites hold solidarity rally for Amnesty International. [Photo: Idris Ibrahim]

The members were arrested during the July 22 protest that led to the death of a police and a journalist.


UPDATED: Buhari sacks Banire as AMCON chairman, names replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

The president communicates the changes in a letter to the Senate Tuesday.





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