Paradigm Initiative

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.

Growing concern over Kenya's Huduma roll out

Paradigm Initiative the latest group to express reservations about pending legislation.
Feb 6, 2019

'A climate of fear online'

Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, is concerned about socio-economic and political freedom, specifically online regulation.

Internet shutdown in Gabon, DR Congo condemned

Internet Without Borders, Paradigm Initiative slam governments for disruption to connectivity.
Sep 25, 2018

Paradigm Initiative condemns new internet tax in Kenya

Organisation says businesses that rely on mobile and online money transfers "will be greatly affected."
Aug 31, 2018

Benin to tax social media

President Patrice Talon adoption of a decree created in July 2018 draws widespread criticism.

Digital rights groups round on Mali govt over internet disruptions

Organisations say downtime experienced during elections was not an anomaly and should no longer continue.
Jun 22, 2018

Concern grows as Tanzania intensifies control over internet

Paradigm Initiative echoes a claim by local civil society organisations that regulations in place are tantamount to a crackdown on dissent and free speech.