Yemen’s Houthi court sentences veteran journalist to death

A Yemeni security court under control of Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi movement on Thursday sentenced a veteran journalist to death over charges of spying for neighbouring Sunni Saudi Arabia. Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported that the court convicted Yahya al-Jubaihi, 61, of “illegally establishing contact with a foreign state which is Saudi Arabia . He……

Trump’s Fake News Leads To Suspension of 9 Journalists

A Television station in Tanzania has reportedly laid off nine of its presenters including on of its top presenters, Gabriel Zacharia. The suspension of the journalists comes on the heels of a ‘fake news’ published regarding the 45th United states president, Donald Trump. The journalists who were reported to have disseminated a news which held……

Turkish court orders detention of journalist for spreading terrorist propaganda

A journalist working for Germany’s Die Welt newspaper has been jailed following the orders of a Turkish court for allegedly spreading ‘terrorist propaganda’ and inciting hatred. Deniz Yucel, who holds both Turkish and German passports, has been detained pending a trial on charges levelled against him following his February 14 report about a hacker attack…

Denying journalist access to Buhari suspicious – IPC

The International Press Centre (IPC) has reacted to the attempt arrest of The Guardian reporter who was making enquiries on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health at the Abuja House in London. Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, said the development was unwarranted, unhealthy for democracy and raises suspicion. He lamented that despite the denial of access…

U.S. based NGO trains journalists in Adamawa

An international NGO, Search for Common Ground, on Tuesday, commenced a five-day Sensitive Journalism Training for journalists in Adamawa. Mrs Lantana Abdullahi, the Senior Programme Manager in charge of North East, said the training was to build the capacity of journalists in Borno and Adamawa to be able to adequately report conflict issues in the North East……

How Deputy Speaker, Nigerian House of Reps assaulted female journalist

The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Yusuff Lasun, on Thursday, threw caution to the wind, when he openly ordered his security aides to assault Journalists, and, while he also engaged a female journalist in physical force, pushing her to the floor. The journalists had converged on the House of Representatives wings, to cover a budget…

Arab journalists urge Egypt to free Aljazeera reporter

The Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ), a Cairo-based organisation, are demanding the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein. Hussein’s detention was extended by Egyptian authorities by 15 days pending investigation to the dismay of friends, colleagues and family members of the detained pen-pusher. In a statement on Saturday, FAJ demanded “the prompt release of…

SERAP demands immediate release of arrested journalist by Akwa Ibom govt

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom-Emmanuel emmanuel udomSocio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of a newspaper publisher, Nsibiet John arrested on the orders of the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo. SERAP said in a statement today signed by its Senior Staff Attorney Timothy Adewale that…

Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera journalist

The detention of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has now been extended by Egyptian authorities by 15 days pending investigation to the dismay of friends, colleagues and family members of the detained pen-pusher. Egypt’s interior ministry had earlier accused Hussein of “incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos”….

News Summary 15th December, 2016 CAS Decorates Promoted Senior Officers…

NTA News Summary CAS Decorates Promoted Senior Officers In motivating its personnel as the military makes a final push to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east, the air force recently promoted some senior officers. The chief of air staff air marshal Sadique Abubakar while decorating thirty-three of the air ranks urged them to see…

Hunger strike claims life of jailed Algerian journalist

42-year-old British-Algerian journalist, Mohamed Tamalt who has been in coma for more than three months after he embarked on a hunger strike in protest against his arrest and two-year jail term for insulting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is dead. According to his lawyer, the convicted journalist who ran a blog and was a freelance journalist based…