PRESS RELEASE ON SUSPENSION OF TWITTER IN NIGERIA

The Civil Society Consortium on Civic Space received with consternation the news of the decision of the regime of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Twitter in Nigeria. Over the years, Twitter has become one of the drivers of freedom of expression, speech and Assembly not just in Nigeria but all over the world. It is…

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CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE NATION & FG’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Today, we, the Civil Society Alliance Against COVID-19 (CSAA COVID-19) received with shock the news that a number of politicians have been recklessly ignoring measures for isolation of travellers returning from overseas. Most notably, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, and the Governor of Bauchi State, have tested positive for Covid-19. We are also…

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Statement on the Fundamental rights to freedom of expression, Freedom of the press and failure to reform the Criminal Justice system in Nigeria.

Position of coalition of civil society organizations read by Mbasekei Martin Obono, Executive Director, Tap Nitiative at the 65TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS BANJUL, THE GAMBIA, OCTOBER 2019 Nigerians, human rights organisations and Human rights defenders in Nigeria are concerned by the continued stifling of the press, erosion…

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REPORT: Colloquium on Shrinking Media and Civic Space in Nigeria On 7th November 2019

BACKGROUND Even though the attention of the world was on the role of the media in elections and democracy on this year’s World Press Freedom Day in May, the shadow of last year’s murderous attacks on free speech and journalists still loom large. Will this be the new normal? In July, The Economist, quoting a…

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