New Threats to Press Freedom

New Threats to Press Freedom

A PRESENTATION BY GLORIA MABEIAM BALLASON ESQ AT THE 8TH DIGITAL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION FORUM (DRIF) ORGANIZED BY THE PREMIUM TIMES CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM (PTCIJ) NIGERIA  ON 21 APRIL,2021 AT REIZ CONTINENTAL HOTEL, FCT ABUJA.

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 10 of the Human Rights Act and Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria confer on humans the right to freedom of opinion, expression, the press and the right to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This is a qualified right that enables anyone to hold a free opinion and express them verbally, in writing, through television, radio or the internet. Read More

JOINT STATEMENT – Mozambique: Civil Society groups call for the unconditional and immediate release of radio journalist

JOINT STATEMENT – Mozambique: Civil Society groups call for the unconditional and immediate release of radio journalist

The thirty-eight undersigned human rights and civil liberties organisations are gravely concerned by the continued arbitrary detention of Mr. Amade Abubacar, a community radio journalist at the state-owned Rádio e Televisão Comunitária Nacedje de Macomia, in Cabo Delgado province. We urge the Mozambican authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him and allow all journalists to operate safely and freely.

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