Clampdown Against Dissent

Active citizens protested in 20 states on Wednesday, November 27th to demand that the National Assembly should withdraw the Social Media and Hate Speech Bills. The bills are a direct attack on our freedom of speech and expression.

Our existing laws are enough to address all possible crimes in using social media. Why do we need to create new ones? In fact, the Cybercrime Act 2015 which was assented by former President Goodluck Jonathan was so broad it provided room for abuse, and EiE, Paradigm Initiative (PI) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) are challenging Section 24 of the Act at the Supreme Court.

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