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WAMELA PRESS RELEASE

The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) received the disturbing news that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Yesterday 26th of April 2021, suspended Channels TV with a Five Million Naira (N5, 000, 000) fine, for the 7pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, 25th April 2021, where the TV station spoke with Emma Powerful, the spokesman for the Indigenous …

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WAMELA PRESS STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALIST

2ND NOVEMBER 2020 The West Africa Media Lawyers Association, (WAMELA) joins the international community to call for an end to all forms of impunity against journalists. According to reports, in the past fourteen years (2006-2019), close to 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. On the average, this …

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WAMELA PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ILLEGAL FINED IMPOSED BY NBC

27th October, 2020 Abuja  Nigeria IMPOSITION OF FINES The West Africa Media Lawyers Association, WAMELA, has received news from various online news platforms that the fine of the sum of Nine Million Naira only was imposed on AIT, ARISE TV AND CHANNELS TELEVISION, that is, Three Million each for their coverage of the #EndSARS protest …

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Press Statement on Killings in Lagos Nigeria.

African Rights Watch Condemns unequivocally and in the strongest of terms the shooting and killing of innocent and peaceful #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria by the Nigerian Army and the Police. We call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately investigate this dastardly act and breach of the fundamental rights of lawful Nigerian Citizens, to …

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End SARS Campaign rocks Nigeria; SARS officially Disbanded.

“In addition, the Force is constituting an Investigation Team which shall include Civil Society Organizations…” The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS). The police chief also announced major police reforms including the formation of an investigative team, which will include …

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