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December 05, 2003

Official reaction in Nigeria to Human Rights Watch's latest paper, which claims that "Nigerians still cannot express themselves freely without fear of grave consequences" has been swift and indignant.

Earlier this week, Ms Remi Oyo, Special Assistant to the President (Media) attacked the HRW's decision to release Nigeria: Freedom of Expression Under Attack on December 2nd (neatly missing World AIDS Day) as a ploy to stir up trouble at CHOGM in Abuja this week.

Moreover, Ms Oyo vehemently defended the Obasanjo administration's record on freedom of speech, claiming that "a cursory look at any Nigerian newspaper or magazine will reveal in stark terms, a vibrant culture of journalism that stretches the boundaries of press freedom."

Mick Fealty @ December 5, 2003 03:26 PM | TrackBack

Comments (1)
The freedom of speech - is a symbol of democratic
society nowadays. We are living in the 21th century. And, as for me, anyone persone should have the right to state his opinion freely.Despite the country he lives in...
Wizard @ December 11, 2003 01:22 AM

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