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New legislation regulating print and online media alarmed press freedom advocates, who fear it will grant authorities censorship tools [K.M.Chaudary-AP]

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: No sensitive politician can ignore entertainers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reassured stakeholders in the entertainment industry of the Federal Government’s commitment to support them to enhance national growth and development.

Twitter not based on ‘political ideology’ – Jack Dorsey tells US lawmakers

Twitter does not operate on the basis of “political ideology,” chief executive Jack Dorsey said Wednesday, rejecting claims of bias against conservatives.

Twitter chief says was unprepared for ‘weaponized’ social media efforts

Twitter was “unprepared and ill-equipped” for the vast campaigns of manipulation that affected social media in the past few years, chief executive Jack Dorsey told lawmakers Wednesday.
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Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook for ‘plundering’ content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump slams social media firms for ‘silencing millions’

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized social media companies on Friday for silencing “millions of people” in what he called an act of censorship.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China’s draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 20, 2018. The Hungarian Prime Minister pledged "zero tolerance" for anti-Semitism on July 19, 2018, during a controversial visit to Israel after facing accusations of stoking anti-Jewish sentiment back home.Orban and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have found common cause in their right-wing views despite controversy surrounding the Hungarian leader's nationalist rhetoric. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA

Hungary’s Viktor Orban rails against ‘undemocratic’ Western Europe

Hungary's right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban railed against what he called "undemocratic" Western European states in a speech on Saturday sketching out his vision for the continent's future.

Fake News: Federal government will not gag media – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians there would be no censorship or coercion of any media organisation in the government’s fight against fake news and hate speech.

HRW: Governments continue to suppress media through censorship

Governments across the world continue to suppress media through censorship or even arrests of journalists on dubious grounds, a prominent human rights watchdog said on Thursday on occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.

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About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.