CPJ Launches Digital Safety Kit

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new, updated Digital Safety Kit for journalists looking to better protect themselves, their sources, and their information. The kit, produced by CPJ’s Emergencies Response Team, combines six bite-sized safety notes on different topics in an accessible format that is easy to digest. Each note contains practical advice to help […]

Reporter denied access to Florida governor’s briefing on COVID-19

Washington, D.C., March 30, 2020 — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis should allow reporters to safely cover his news briefings, and not penalize journalists who seek to follow public health guidance on social distancing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 28, authorities at the Florida State Capitol building barred reporter Mary Ellen Klas, […]

Iran bans printing of all newspapers, citing spread of coronavirus

Washington, D.C., March 31, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Iranian authorities’ decision to suspend all newspaper printing and distribution in the country, where newsgathering and distribution is already tightly restricted. Yesterday, Iran’s Coronavirus Combat Taskforce issued a decree suspending all newspaper printing, delivery, and distribution, citing the need to […]

Nigeria imposes harsh restrictions for journalist movement and access, citing coronavirus

Abuja, March 31, 2020 — Authorities in Nigeria must ensure that measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic do not prevent journalists from covering the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Nigerian Information Minister Lai Mohammed said that journalists would be required to carry a valid identity card to move […]

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash […]

Photos Of Buhari Washing His Hands In Restroom With Gold-Plated Tap, Mirror Go Viral

The Photographs of President Muhammadu Buhari washing his hands as a precaution against contracting the coronavirus was on Tuesday, March 31, released by the Presidency with him standing inside a restroom that has a gold-plated tap. Apparently taken inside Aso Rock, the president was seen standing inside one of the restrooms in the Presidential Villa, […]

Nigeria removes commander of counter-terror operation

Commander leading operations in country’s restive northeast ‘redeployed’ to army research institute MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria on Tuesday announced that it had removed the army commander of its counter-terrorism operations in the country’s restive northeast. Army spokesman Sagir Musa said in a statement that Major General Olusegun Adeniyi was taken from command of the military operation […]