FG’s warning to Arise News over guests’ remarks ‘unacceptable’: Amnesty International

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Amnesty International condemns the ‘final warning’ issued to ARISEtv by the FG through National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) targeting Arise TV simply for doing their work sends the wrong message that Nigerian authorities are not prepared to be held accountable.

Nigerian authorities must stop the unrelenting quest to silence media organisations like ARISEtv, which are crucial to ensuring independent and diverse media space in the country and fulfilling people’s right to information.

Using regulations as a way to silence independent journalism is completely unacceptable. The media in Nigeria should be free to exercise their right to freedom of expression as protected by international law.

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