- 11 Journalists Killed Between 1992 And 2020 In Nigeria
- 12 Journalist, 5 Media Companies Attacked During #EndSARS Protests
Gbenga Abulude (Politics and General Desk)
A recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has revealed that about 300 journalists have been killed globally in the last decade.
It also revealed that 11 journalists in Nigeria were reportedly killed between 1992 and 2020.
The journalists include Mr Bayo Ohu and Mr Tunde Oladepo, both of The Guardian, Mr Enenche Akogwu and Mr Precious Owolabi, both of Channels TV, Mr Fidelis Ikwuebe, a freelancer, and Mr Nathan Dabak.
Others are Mr Okezie Amaruben and Mr Sunday Bwede of The Light Bearer, Me Sam Nimfa Jan of Details, Mr Samson Boyi of The Scope and Mr Zakariya Isa of Nigerian Television Authority.
Nigeria ranks 12th in the committee’s 2019 impunity index.
According to the US-based non-profit group, CPJ, there has been little progress toward reducing the murder of journalists worldwide and this progress could be thwarted by legal appeals and lack of political leadership.
The committee also revealed that 12 journalists and five media outlets faced attacks during the #EndSARS protests that took place across the nation and the attendant violence.
At least, 277 journalists were murdered while on the job worldwide since 2008. The report- annual Global Impunity Index – says 83 per cent of those cases did not record successful prosecution of the perpetrators over the 10 years.