Nigeria fines TV Stations for Covering Protests against Police Brutality. This is a Huge threat to Press Freedom

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in Nigeria has fined three TV stations in the country: Channels TV, Arise TV and AIT TV over alleged unprofessional coverage of the #EndSARS protests and the subsequent violence that recently ensued in Nigeria.

The three stations were fined 3 million Naira (near $8,000) each. In this age of free press, this is unacceptable. Such actions as these are a threat to press freedom in Nigeria. The NBC should therefore withdraw the fines.

Nigeria has had a long history of suppressing the press and harassing journalists. During the era of military rule, journalists were attacked, harassed, jailed, or worse, killed as with Dele Giwa while several others were forced into exile….

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