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Join the Nigeria #DigitalRightsBill Campaign – Paradigm Initiative

We will like to thank you for joining our campaign in support of Nigeria’s Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. We are grateful you added your voice to ours to amplify the crucial message we are sending to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to immediately sign the Bill into law.

Our job is not done. As at the time of sending this mail, the Bill is yet to be signed by the President. We will need to continue with our campaign. We seek your support in getting more people online to join the campaign. The campaign will resume next Monday, March 18, 2019, and run daily until the Bill is signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. We hope you would join us again.



We would really appreciate if you can join the campaign and use the tweet draft below. The tweets can also be converted to Facebook and Instagram posts. Pictures for Campaign: Here you can find infographics that explain the provision of the Bill. Please use and share at will.

Tweet draft

After almost three years of legislative process, the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill was transmitted to President @MBuhari February 5. We are calling on the President to sign the Bill into law, to protect human rights online and help energise digital innovation. #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The #DigitalRightsBill provides for the protection of human rights online, protect internet users from infringement of their fundamental freedoms and guarantee the application of human rights for digital platform users.  #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The #DigitalRightsBill seeks to guarantee human rights within the context of emerging innovative technologies, security concerns, increasing citizen participation in governance and democratic processes.    #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The #DigitalRightsBill is an assemblage of conventional rights aimed at making online spaces rights-inclusive and is an attempt at balancing the friction between security and human rights in the digital age. #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The bill addresses the subject of hate speech in a way that ensures safeguards for both the accused and alleged victim and ensures that free speech does not suffer in the process. #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The Bill will attract foreign direct investment from global technology companies. It will strengthen the Nigeria Technology industry by ensuring there is a positive regulatory environment  #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The Bill provides a regulatory environment for lawful surveillance and interception thereby helping law enforcement to carry out their duty leveraging technology  #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

The Digital Rights & Freedom bill strengthens users’ trust & has been lauded as a step in the right direction because of the value it brings to the digital economy and the rights of people of  Nigeria. #DigitalRightsBill #TrackNigeria #SignHB490 #HB490

Thank you!

For more information on this release, please send a mail to Sodiq Alabi via [email protected].

– Paradigm Initiative

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