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Nigeria’s Wavering Commitment to Freedom of Expression

Expand Two men check their phones in Kaduna, Nigeria, Saturday Feb. 23, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Jerome Delay Nigerian authorities appear to be on a renewed drive to muzzle free speech. Earlier this month, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) suspended the broadcast licenses of two subsidiaries of Daar Communications, the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower Radio station, only giving broad and vague reasons. Barely a week later, the Department of State Security Services (DSS) declared a crackdown on social media users for posting materials described as threatening to the country’s…

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