The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) warns that lack of press freedoms in Nigeria is a threat to the country’s democracy. According to the CPJ, a minimum of 14 journalists were detained, attacked or harassed while covering the February 2023 Nigerian general elections.
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Nigeria is considered as one of the most dangerous countries in West Africa for journalists. This is because of the daunting challenges like government interference, physical and psychological harassment as well as intimidation that journalists have to navigate in their day to day life. Thanks to the existence of journalism professional bodies, that are sharing in these burdens so that good journalism can still thrive in the country.
There appears to be a paradox between what the regulatory environment in Egypt today and some of the provisions of the law governing the same.
Journalists, meanwhile, continue to yawn for better days for the profession as they struggle with the present and look to the past in search of the future.
Maha Salaheldin, a digital investigative and data journalist, expresses her discontent towards the current working environment for journalists.