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UN urges Nigeria to speed up the passage of Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

The United Nations has called on the Nigerian Government to speed up the passage of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. This call is contained in its concluding observations from Nigeria’s review at the 126th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee which held at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from July 1-26, 2019. The global body urges that ...

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8th Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum #DRIF20 Opens for Applications

Paradigm Initiative has opened applications for the 8th Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (#DRIF), April 21 – 23 2020. The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (#DRIF) has become an important platform for shaping conversations at the intersection of human rights, development and digital technologies in Africa. The Forum has in the past welcomed digital rights activists, telecommunications industry professionals, government ...

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Group to Continue Work on Digital Rights Bill Despite Refusal of Presidential Assent

The pan-African digital rights advocacy organization, Paradigm Initiative, has expressed disappointment over the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill, saying “the refusal of the President to sign the Bill is a huge setback for human rights online in Nigeria.” It would be recalled that the Bill was transmitted to the President ...

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CSOs, Nigerians Urge President Buhari to Sign Digital Rights Bill

The National Assembly, on February 5, transmitted the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. The Bill, which had been in Parliament since 2016, was passed by both chambers of the Parliament in 2018. Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise that has led the advocacy campaign in support of the bill, commended the National Assembly and ...

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Expert Urges National Assembly to Pass the Digital Rights Bill

A digital rights advocate, ‘Boye Adegoke has called on the National Assembly to expedite actions on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill that has been before the House of Representatives since 2016. The bill has been moving clawing its way through legislative process since then and is now up for third reading. Mr Adegoke, the program manager at Paradigm Initiative, ...

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