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Paradigm Initiative Files FoI Request on Alleged Blocking of Online News Sites by NCC

Paradigm Initiative has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Nigerian Communications Commission asking the Commission to release information on alleged blocking of online news sites. The request was filed by the digital rights advocacy organisation today at the Abuja headquarters of the Commission, giving the Commission seven (7) days as stipulated by the Freedom Of Information (FOI) ...

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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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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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Paradigm Initiative to Hold Internet Policy Training in the Gambia!

Paradigm Initiative with support from the Gambian Press Union will be hosting an Internet Policy Training (IPT) in Gambia. The training which will hold in Banjul, Gambia from 11th-13th July 2017 will be taught by a team of experts and will focus on various Internet policy topics. According to ‘Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, “The subject of ...

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Court Grants Paradigm Initiative Leave in Suit against Ministry of Science and Technology

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, granted Paradigm Initiative, the leave to apply for judicial relief and compel the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to show cause on its refusal to provide information on the Initiative’s freedom of information request. Paradigm Initiative is a frontline Pan-African digital right advocacy organisation with headquarters in ...

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As an important election season rolls in across key African states, let’s uphold digital rights!

By Babatunde Okunoye & Tomiwa Ilori Digital rights concerns for Africa seem to be on the rise and so does the need to mount guard for its protection and respect across the region. Chief among these concerns is the wanton disregard for respect for human rights online by the state authorities. This has spurred many civil society actors to demand ...

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CSO Seeks Judicial Review of FG’s Refusal to Attend to FOI Request

Paradigm Initiative has filed for judicial review of the refusal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to attend to a Freedom of Information request made to the Ministry several weeks ago. The action arose as a result of a Freedom of Information request made by the organization on May 3, 2017, to the ministry on the capabilities of ...

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Ministry of Justice and Paradigm Initiative Hosted Law Enforcement Agencies at a Digital Rights and Cybercrimes Workshop

Participants at a workshop on Digital Rights and Cybercrimes have called for increased capacity building for law enforcement agencies on handling issues related to cybercrimes in Nigeria. The workshop which was organized by Paradigm Initiative in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 focused primarily on section 24 and 38 of the Nigeria’s Cybercrimes (Prohibition, ...

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PARADIGM INITIATIVE UNVEILS A NEW IDENTITY AS IT KICKS OFF ITS PAN-AFRICAN INTERNET FREEDOM FORUM FOR 2017

Paradigm Initiative, formally known as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria unveiled a new identity in line with its new aspirations and focus, just as it kicked off the Internet Freedom Forum 2017. According to Paradigm Initiative’s Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan; “We are an indigenous social enterprise, registered corporately in Nigeria, and our programs have been completed across several states in all geopolitical ...

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