Category : nigeria

Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior dies, age 47

alt informationNigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior has died in London, aged 47, following a stroke. The writer and presidential adviser had recently written for Index on Censorship

Student reading lists: Ken Saro-Wiwa

alt informationThis reading list groups together a collection of works by and about Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Rommy Mom: Will Nigerians speak out over the Boko Haram threat in the elections?

alt informationAs Index on Censorship preps for this year's Freedom of Expression Awards, one of 2014's campaigner nominees, Rommy Mom, gives a Nigerian perspective on the rise of Boko Haram

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

alt informationReligious freedom and religious radicalism which leads to extremism has become an increasingly difficult balancing act in the digital age where presenting religious superiority through fear and “terror” is possible both locally and internationally at internet speeds. The ongoing series of beheading videos released by the Islamic State and the showcase of kidnapped school girls by Nigeria’s Boko […]

Padraig Reidy: Dismiss Lady Apostle’s ludicrous lawsuit

The English High Court should dismiss a ludicrous lawsuit against the British Humanist Association.

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

alt informationIndex has looked at the countries taking part in arguably the biggest show on earth, and put together our own group of death -- the freedom of expression edition

Nigeria: Journalists targeted in “war on terror”

Nigeria's security agents have abused the pretext of their own “war on terror” to threaten, harass, arrest, detain, and seize the equipment of local reporters. Alastair Sloan reports

Rommy Mom: Nigeria’s gay marriage law is misleading and harmful

One of Nigeria's top human rights lawyers spoke to Index on Censorship about the country's recent anti-gay law and how its wording has resulted in an increase in hate crime against the LGBT community

Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

alt informationMore than three weeks after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram (BH), an Islamist militant group, the world is finally awake to the tragedy. Zofeen Ebrahim reports

Naming and shaming: 8 countries egregiously violating religious freedom

alt informationThe U.S. State Department names and shames eight “Countries of Particular Concern” that severely violate religious freedom rights within their borders. Now an independent watchdog is naming and shaming the State Department, saying its list should be doubled. Brian Pellot reports

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Rommy Mom

alt informationRommy Mom is Nigeria’s David fighting the Goliath of a dysfunctional government. Taylor Walker reports on his nomination in the advocacy category in the 2014 Index Freedom of Expression Awards.

The beast of fanaticism

Legendary Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe died yesterday aged 82. In 1981, he addressed a writers' conference at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka. Index on Censorship published this extraordinary speech the same year