They often miss the mark by veering into totalitarian territory. But governments have an irreplaceable role in building and maintaining a valuable, prosperous internet. Supported by about 150 organisations – including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Paradigm Initiative – the Web Foundation has, this week, launched a formal policy guide to this regard. A Contract for […]
The 2019 version of an anti-social media bill has been read for the second time on the floor of the Nigerian Senate, paving the way for its passage into law. Titled Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132), it brings a government hammer into conversations hosted on social media platforms. Twitter and […]
Learning from good examples and past mistakes
If internet access can be shut down on a whim, is it really neutral?
20 Nigerian, African and international rights groups have formed a coalition and delivered a letter to key officials in the Nigerian Senate asking them to reject the bill.
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria has sent a Freedom of Information request to the National Communication Commission. The request sought to understand the process and judicial oversight that the NCC undergoes in handing over call data of private citizens to security agencies.