Paradigm Initiative

Digital rights a pressing issue ahead of Nigeria’s general election

Paradigm Initiative hosts Digital Rights and Elections in Africa Meetings with election stakeholders.
Christopher Tredger

Nigeria’s Code of practice ‘potential tool for abuse’ warns digital rights group

Paradigm Initiative urges stakeholders to review government directive targeted at social media platforms.

‘A gross violation of the people’s rights’ – Paradigm Initiative hits out at Nigerian authorities

Online rights groups vows to monitor ongoing cases against the government and telecommunication stakeholders.
Jan 13, 2022

Twitter users to tweet again in Nigeria

Reuters reports on agreement reached between authorities and social network, including the opening of a local Twitter office in the West African country.
Aug 6, 2021

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative lead legal action against telcos and government

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative lead legal action against telcos and government.
Jun 29, 2021

Civil rights groups lobby Buhari to rescind Twitter suspension

Paradigm Initiative, representing a group of organisations and individuals, pens open letter to government.

Outcry, defiance as Nigeria blocks Twitter

Digital rights advocacy group Paradigm Initiative weighs in on the situation as foreign embassies also express concern.
Mar 17, 2021

Africa continues to try to censor social media

Study shows over the past six years, 28 out of 54 countries on the continent have employed some form of a social media ban or disruption.

Deep concern over internet disruptions in Senegal

Digital rights group Paradigm Initiative urges government to respect international human rights obligations.

PIN condemns Uganda internet shutdown

Digital rights group violation of regional and international standards on freedom of expression and access to information.

Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

Critics have branded the new law 'harsh' and feel it could undermine freedom of speech in the country.

African nations grapple with digital rights regulation

Several countries pledge to establish a Parliamentary Coalition on Human Rights in the Digital Age.