Five NGOs, four journalists sue Nigerian govt at ECOWAS Court over Twitter ban

Five NGOs, four journalists sue Nigerian govt at ECOWAS Court over Twitter ban

Five non-governmental organisations and four journalists have filed a suit against the Federal Government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja asking it to declare the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria a violation of their human rights under international law, order the government to immediately rescind the suspension order, and compensate them for the violation of their rights. Read More

Groups criticise proposed amendment to Nigeria Press Council Act as threat to media freedom

Groups criticise proposed amendment to Nigeria Press Council Act as threat to media freedom

A consortium of four media development and media freedom organisations have opposed the proposed amendment of the Nigerian Press Council Act by the National Assembly saying the measures contained in the amendment Bill seek to make the government the arbiter of truth while subjecting the entire media sector in Nigeria to the control of the Minister of Information and Culture in violation of internationally accepted norms and standards. Read More