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Second online journalist arrested in one week

first_imgNews Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria News NigeriaAfrica NigeriaAfrica RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirmscenter_img Receive email alerts February 8, 2021 Find out more Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of online journalist Emmanuel Emeka Asiwe, a US national, at the Muritala Muhammed international airport on his arrival from the United States on 28 October to visit his sick mother and attend to family matters.He is currently being held at the headquarters of the internal intelligence service, the State Security Service (SSS) in the capital Aubuja. He is the second blogger to be arrested in Nigeria within a week.Emmanuel Emeka Asiwe is editor of online publication HuhuOnline (http://www.huhuonline.com), which he founded in 2007.Since the publication of ironic online photos featuring the son of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on Sahara Reporters (http://www.saharareporters.com), the authorities have hardened their stance towards online publications.Online journalist Jonathan Elendu (http://elendureports.com) was imprisoned for 11 days from 18 to 29 October because of articles posted on his website. He had returned to Abuja from his base in the United States to make two documentaries about the current situation in the country. On his release, he described his experience as the “worst of my life”.The authorities confiscated his passport and his luggage. More than a week after his release he is still unable to return home. Considered as a “threat to the country’s internal security”, he risks arrest at any moment if he continues his online work.“The authorities stepped up their surveillance of bloggers after the online publication of embarrassing photos online of the president’s son. The taboo surrounding the head of state, his family and his clan are powerful prohibitions, but which should have no place in a democracy and should certainly not be a matter for intelligence services. The only issue is the release of Emmanuel Emeka Asiwe”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Sahara Reporters was founded in 2005 by human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, aged 34, who has been calling for democracy in Nigeria since 1992. He has been arrested eight times and tortured. He worked with Jonathan Elendu from 2005 to 2007. Nigeria has five million Internet users, fewer than the African average at 3.5%. Almost two thirds of the users are concentrated in the financial capital, Lagos. To see the photos in question: http://www.saharareporters.com/The-Musa-Yaradua-Series.php November 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second online journalist arrested in one week to go further News June 10, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Why 45% of Executives Lack Confidence in Their IT

first_imgIT Trust Curve Survey released today finds that 45% of senior executives currently lack confidence in their organizations’ data protection, security and IT availability. Clearly, I’m not the only risk manager wondering whether we have enough eyes on these matters.This new, first-of-its-kind global survey reveals the insights of more than 3,000 decision maker interviews that span industry sectors and company sizes, from 16 different countries around the world.Half of the survey participants hold roles in IT and the other half are non-IT senior executives, so the results offer a balanced look at how IT preparedness is viewed from the boardroom and from the IT trenches.The survey findings underscore how important it is for IT practitioners to demonstrate to executive leadership that they have adequate governance processes in place for IT risk management.This enables practitioners to build confidence that new issues and threats to the enterprise are being monitored, captured and managed effectively in the context of a robust infrastructure protection program.Sharing information about how the business is protected through governance models and routines is as important as sharing information about what is protected.As a chief risk officer, I can say that investing the time to deliver these messages to your executive management team and risk committees at the board level is crucial. Otherwise, communication gaps will lead to gaps in trust. For example, the survey reveals that 70% of IT participants consider their IT functions to be a driver of a resilient and secure infrastructure, yet only 50% of non-IT decision makers see IT functions performing that role.In mature IT organizations, success against IT threats is not just accidental or attributable to good luck, but rather the result of mature processes and deployment of the correct IT tools that continuously monitor for new threats and adjust to new issues as they are revealed.Driving for a higher level of maturity is not just for the Fortune 500 or the world’s largest companies. Every organization needs to pursue greater maturity in IT to protect intellectual property and reputations with customers, shareholders, and other public stakeholders.See our IT Trust Curve Survey for the complete research findings, as well as an infographic that details top line results for each country surveyed. There is a wealth of information you can bring back to your organization to energize internal conversations on the importance of trusted IT.last_img read more