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Nigerian advocacy group seeks public support for Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

Friday 15 March 2019 | 13:48 CET | News

Online advocacy group Paradigm Initiative is urging the public to put pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into law without further delay, reports CommunicationsWeek. The group is collecting signatures of Nigerians to send to the president to explain the people's will and desire to have the bill signed into law. The campaign will continue on 18 March and run daily until the bill is signed by the president. 

The bill supports the protection of human rights online and the infringement of users' fundamental freedoms, amid increasing citizen participation in governance and democratic processes. It also addresses the subject of hate speech to ensure safeguards for both the accused and alleged victim and ensures that free speech does not suffer in the process, said the group 


 



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