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Nigeria

Nigerians listen to the elections on the radio.  IRIN

Nigerians listen to the elections on the radio.  IRIN

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan won the April 2011 Elections in Nigeria.

Underage voters brandish their voting cards during the 2007 elections.  IRIN

Underage voters brandish their voting cards during the 2007 elections.  IRIN


Map of Nigeria

Media in Nigeria

Although media widely criticize the government and provoke a robust debate over sensitive issues, journalists still tend to be intimidated. In April 2009 during local elections in Ekiti state, the government party members detained and assaulted. Several journalists were also killed during religious clashes in 2010.In general, journalists working on the regional level experience much more harassment. A new media law was enacted in 2013 that enables imprisonment of journalists for up to 20 years if they are found to sollicit or support terrorist group (directly or undirectly).


Boko Haram inforgraphic
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