Reporters at risk in Nigeria

Journalists in Nigeria are the target of frequent attacks ordered by the government and have faced torture, unfair trials and arbitrary detention, a report by the British-based human rights group Article 19 said.

"Under General Abacha, Nigeria's media has been subjected to a level of harassment and intimidation unprecedented even by the standards of previous military governments," Article 19 executive director, Frances D'Souza, said. Reuters - London