Former CNN West Africa Correspondent, Christian Purefoy recently founded Battabox.com, the only channel live streaming the ongoing protests in Nigeria. Nigerians can tune in tomorrow to watch the live protests in Ojota. The site has been streaming the live protests since its official launch earlier this week.
According to Battabox.com:
As the international media continues to ignore the growing #OccupyNigeria protests – Nigerians are taking matters into their own hands with on-ground live video, interviews, chanting, prayers and placards with the protesters go to BattaBox.com for rolling coverage of #OccupyNigeria. Also, Nigerians are uploading their videos, photos and protests to air on www.battabox.com/upload.html. This is a Nigerian conversation – BattaBox.com.
Join the conversation by visiting www.battabox.com
To download Battabox’ mobile apps, visit here.
Follow Christian Purefoy on Twitter: @purefoyamebo
About Christian Purefoy
Working for seven years in Nigeria, Christian Purefoy is one of the longest-serving foreign journalists in Nigeria.
Purefoy has extensively reported on the six-year militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta, from the rise of Dokubo-Asari in 2004 to MEND’s car bombs on Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations in 2010; as well as other major issues in the region such as oil spills, oil theft, military offensives, and kidnapping.
More recently, Purefoy has covered Nigeria’s recently completed 2011 elections; the Christmas Day terrorist, AbdulMutallab; religious violence in the city of Jos; the illness of Nigeria’s late President Yar’Adua, and the constitutional crisis and street protests that ensued before the rise of current President Goodluck Jonathan.
As well as politics, Purefoy has also reported on a vast range of features and other stories in Nigeria and West Africa – from Ghana’s rise to the World Cup quarter-finals, food crises in Senegal and Niger, the death of Togo’s longtime President Gnassingbe Eyadema, the rise of the ‘Mega-City’ of Lagos, and many more.
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