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Two bills before Nigerian senate threaten press freedom

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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about two bills intended to combat hate speech and online disinformation that Nigeria’s senate is currently discussing. As they stand, they provide for disproportionate penalties and could become dangerous weapons against the freedom to inform. If the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill is passed in its current form, a journalist could be jailed for an article that is deemed to be “threatening, abusive or insulting” and could be sentenced to

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