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Paradigm Initiative Cautions #Nigerian Military on Social Media Surveillance Activity!

The report that the Nigerian military has commenced monitoring social media activity of Nigerians has been in the news in the past few days.   This development might not be unconnected to the recent pronouncement by the Vice-President that hate speech will soon be considered an act of terrorism.   President Muhammadu Buhari also spoke along this line saying when ...

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Lessons in digital rights advocacy from the #Kenyan 2017 Elections

By Babatunde Okunoye In an earlier blog post, I had drawn the attention of the world to watch out for digital rights violations during 3 critical African elections in August – in Kenya, Rwanda and Angola. Digital rights violations such as Internet disruptions, social media clampdowns and arrests have been known to coincide with election time on the continent, as ...

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Paradigm Initiative Joins Global Network Initiative

Paradigm Initiative has joined the Global Network Initiative (GNI) as the first-ever member organization from Africa. This development was announced today, August 24, by GNI in a statement posted on its Website Founded in 2008, The Global Network Initiative is an international multi-stakeholder group of internet and telecommunications companies, civil society organizations (CSOs) investors and academics, who have created a ...

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“Police are the reason most rapists, sex offenders go unpunished for their crimes in Nigeria” – Njemanze

By Oladotun Fadeyiye Abuja based Human Right Activist, Dorothy Njemanze, has blamed some “Bad Eggs” within the Nigeria Police Force as the reason most rapists, sex offenders and other gender-based violence culprits often escape the wrath of the law for the heinous crimes they have committed against minors and women in Nigeria. While recounting her several horrific experiences fighting for ...

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NCC Threatens Telcos To Scrap Pre-Registered Sims or Face Punishment

According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has demanded that all mobile telecommunications firms block the use of pre-registered sim cards. The use of these sim cards are believed to be what criminals use to perpetuate crime across the country. Ismail Adedigba, NCC deputy director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, gave the warning at the commission’s 87th consumer outreach in ...

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INCREASING THREATS ON FREE SPEECH AS POLITICAL TERRORISM!

By Adeboye Adegoke ———————————————————— “Everybody likes to get as much power as circumstances allow, and nobody will vote for a self-denying ordinance.”  – Lord Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. One would have thought that the above quote attributed to Lord Acton, which has been captured in another sense as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute ...

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Integrity Nigeria launches “Project Tame” to promote accountability in University Education system

Integrity Nigeria in its efforts to ensure transparency and accountability culture is well-entrenched across board in Nigeria has launched ‘Project Tame” towards ensuring improved and better accountability in service delivery  within the University education system in Nigeria. Olusoji Apampa, Executive Director, Integrity Nigeria, in his keynote address at the Roundtable event on Corruption Risks within the Nigerian universities held in ...

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Stakeholders Call on Government Agencies to Embrace Digital Engagement

Stakeholders at a one-day roundtable talk on digital rights and engagement have called on government agencies to fully embrace digital tools in their engagement with the public. The roundtable, themed “Improving Government’s Approach to Digital Engagement & Rights”, held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the New State House Auditorium, Abuja. The event was a product of a partnership between ...

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Paradigm Initiative to Work with Stakeholders to Strengthen Internet Policies In Gambia

Paradigm Initiative hosted an Internet Policy Training for stakeholders in The Gambia from Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 13, 2017. The training, supported by the Gambian Press Union, held over three days at the Djembe Hotel, Banjul, and was attended by a variety of participants. The Civil Society, Media, Government, as well as the Gambian Internet Society were all ...

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Paradigm Initiative Opens Registration for #IFF2018

Paradigm Initiative has opened the registration portal for the sixth edition of the Internet Freedom Forum. The forum (#IFF2018) will take place from 24th – 26th April 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. According to the Director of Operations, Tope Ogundipe, “we are opening registration early in order to encourage more diverse participation and to also help with planning in order to ...

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