News Mentions

October 2018

Guardian: Understanding the African declaration on internet rights and freedom

https://guardian.ng/technology/understanding-the-african-declaration-on-internet-rights-and-freedom/

ITWeb Africa: Bloggers gain upper hand in dispute over Kenya’s cybercrime law

http://www.itwebafrica.com/security/515-kenya/244939-bloggers-gain-upper-hand-in-dispute-over-kenyas-cybercrime-law

AllAfrica: Nigeria: Groups to Host New Media Conference in Abuja

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810230645.html

Guardian: Groups to host new media conference in Abuja

https://guardian.ng/news/groups-to-host-new-media-conference-in-abuja/

Premium Times: Groups to host new media conference in Abuja

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/292007-groups-to-host-new-media-conference-in-abuja.html

TechEconomy: #NMCG2018 Is Here!…Join The Conversation Online

https://techeconomy.ng/2018/10/19/nmcg2018-is-herejoin-the-conversation-online-10922/

AllAfrica: Nigeria: Experts Discuss Fake News, 2019 Elections At New Media Conference

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810250457.html

Guardian: #SocialMediaTax: Coming soon to a country near you

https://guardian.ng/technology/socialmediatax-coming-soon-to-a-country-near-you/

Premium Times: New media conference opens with Odinkalu, Noubremma, Itodo, others

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/292225-new-media-conference-opens-with-odinkalu-noubremma-itodo-others.html

Premium Times: Communications experts, influencers hold new media conference in Abujahttps://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/292238-live-updates-nmcg2018-communications-experts-influencers-hold-new-media-conference-in-abuja.html

Leadership: Stakeholders Conference On New Media, Citizens & Governance Holds In Abuja

https://leadership.ng/2018/10/24/stakeholders-conference-on-new-media-citizens-governance-holds-in-abuja/

The Eagle Online: 2019: Odinkalu Calls For Collation, Transmission Of Election Results Digitally

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/2019-odinkalu-calls-for-collation-transmission-of-election-results-digitally/

Legit.ng: NOA DG condemns vote-buying at NMCG conference as partners launch Constitution 101 https://www.legit.ng/1200533-noa-dg-condemns-vote-buying-nmcg-conference-partners-launch-constitution-101.html

ICIR Nigeria: Odinkalu: Social media fuels violence, yet deepens democracy

https://www.icirnigeria.org/odinkalu-social-media-fuels-violence-yet-sustains-democracy/

NewsExpress: NMCG2018: Citizens, experts assess the role of new media in a democracy

https://newsexpressngr.com/news/63156-NMCG2018-Citizens-experts-assess-the-role-of-new-media-in-a-democracy

NaijaTweet: #NMCG2018 (LIVE UPDATES): Experts discuss fake news, 2019 elections at new media conference

https://naijatweet.ng/2018/10/25/nmcg2018-live-updates-experts-discuss-fake-news-2019-elections-at-new-media-conference/

Leadership: #NMCG2018: Experts Discuss Digital Security, Role of New Media In Democracy

https://leadership.ng/2018/10/28/nmcg2018-experts-discuss-digital-security-role-of-new-media-in-democracy/

TechEconomy: Citizens, Experts At NMCG2018 Assess Role Of New Media In A Democracy

https://techeconomy.ng/2018/10/27/citizens-experts-at-nmcg2018-assess-role-of-new-media-in-a-democracy/

NaijaTica: #NMCG2018: Experts Discuss Digital Security, Role of New Media In Democracy

https://www.naijatica.com/news/2018/10/28/nmcg2018-experts-discuss-digital-security-role-of-new-media-in-democracy

NaijaTweet: #NMCG2018: Experts discuss fake news, 2019 elections at new media conference

https://naijatweet.ng/2018/10/25/nmcg2018-experts-discuss-fake-news-2019-elections-at-new-media-conference/

ICIR Nigeria: Volume, language complexity are reasons Nigerians don’t comprehend constitution- Experts

https://www.icirnigeria.org/volume-language-complexity-are-reasons-nigerians-dont-comprehend-constitution-experts/

Vanguard: Use social media to bridge gap in governance, CSOs tell citizens

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/use-social-media-bridge-gap-governance-csos-tell-citizens/

OpinionactuLe Collectif tous pour All For Digital Rights Cameroon http://www.opinionactu.com/author/kenmogne/

Premium Times: Experts Discuss Fake News, 2019 Elections at New Media Conference  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/292468-nmcg2018-live-updates-experts-discuss-fake-news-2019-elections-at-new-media-conference.html

 

September 2018

Technology Mirror: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation https://technologymirror.com.ng/shaping-nigerias-digital-future-through-positive-legislation/

Guardian: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation http://guardian.ng/technology/shaping-nigerias-digital-future-through-positive-legislation/

Premium Times: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/2018/09/06/shaping-nigerias-digital-future-through-positive-legislation-by-gbenga-sesan-and-mark-stephens/

ITRealms: Experts Call For Improved Coverage Of Digital Rights in the Media https://www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/09/experts-advocate-improved-media.html  

Yell:  Experts Call For Improved Coverage Of Digital Rights in the Media http://www.yell.ng/experts-call-for-improved-coverage-of-digital-rights-in-the-media/  

TechEconomy: Experts Call For Improved Coverage Of Digital Rights in the Media https://techeconomy.ng/2018/09/15/experts-call-for-improved-coverage-of-digital-rights-in-the-media/

Leadership:  Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation https://leadership.ng/2018/09/06/shaping-nigerias-digital-future-through-positive-legislation/

Tech Africa: Paradigm Initiative Condemns Social Media Tax in Kenya https://tech.africa/internet-tax-kenya-paradigm-initiative/  

TechEconomy: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation https://techeconomy.ng/2018/09/04/shaping-nigerias-digital-future-through-positive-legislation/gbenga-sesan-and-mark-stephens/   

Tides Online: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation http://www.thetidenewsonline.com/2018/09/07/stakeholders-task-nass-on-digital-rights-freedom-bill/

Herald: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation https://www.herald.ng/stakeholders-seek-presidential-assent-to-digital-rights-freedom-bill/

ItWebAfrica: Paradigm Initiative Condemns New Internet Tax in Kenya http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/256-kenya/244884-paradigm-initiative-condemns-new-internet-tax-in-kenya

Jimidisu: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation http://jimidisu.com/shaping-nigerias-digital-future-through-positive-legislation-by-gbenga-sesan-and-mark-stephens/

Nigerian Tribune: Shaping Nigeria’s Digital Future through Positive Legislation (Print edition of September 1, 2018)

Pulse: Paradigm Initiative Condemn New Internet Tax in Kenya   https://www.pulse.ng/bi/tech/paradigm-initiative-condemns-new-internet-tax-in-kenya-id8897566.html  

Guardian: Understanding the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedom https://guardian.ng/technology/understanding-the-african-declaration-on-internet-rights-and-freedom/  

AllAfrica: Nigeria: Understanding the African Declaration On Internet Rights and Freedom https://allafrica.com/stories/201810100588.html  

Guardian: Weaponising Cybersecurity and Legislations in an Election Season https://guardian.ng/technology/weaponising-cybersecurity-and-cybercrime-legislations-in-an-election-season/  

ItWebAfrica: African Governments Accused of Keeping Citizens Offline http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/244911-african-governments-accused-of-keeping-citizens-offline  

Leadership: Paradigm Initiative Condemns Social Media Tax in Benin Republic https://leadership.ng/2018/09/03/paradigm-initiative-condemns-social-media-tax-in-benin-republic/  

Tech.Africa: Paradigm Initiative Condemns Internet Tax in Kenya https://tech.africa/internet-tax-kenya-paradigm-initiative/  

Guardian: Paradigm initiative condemns new internet tax in Kenya

https://guardian.ng/technology/paradigm-initiative-condemns-new-internet-tax-in-kenya/

 

Quartz: Benin is the latest African nation taxing the internet

https://qz.com/africa/1377582/benin-is-taxing-use-of-social-media-apps-like-facebook-whatsapp/

 

AUGUST 2018

This Day: “Lawmakers Urged to Pass Digital Rights Bill”  https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/08/02/lawmakers-urged-to-pass-digital-rights-bill/

Grasssroots.ng: Nigerians take to social media to Demand for Immediate Transmission of Digital Rights Bill: https://grassroots.ng/index.php/2018/07/30/nigerians-take-to-social-media-to-demand-for-immediate-transmission-of-digital-rights-bill/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: NGO Calls for Sack of Kawu, NBC Boss over Hate Speech: https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-writes-acting-president-osibanjo-calls-for-the-sack-of-nbc-dg/

Pulse: Group urges Osinbajo to sack Buhari’s appointee for spreading hate speech: https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/sack-nbc-dg-modibo-kawu-for-spreading-hate-speech-id8711937.html

Sahel Standard: Sack NBC DG for circulating hate speeches, PI writes Osinbajo: www.sahelstandard.com/sack-nbc-dg-for-circulating-hate-speeches-pi-writes-osinbajo/

NTA: Stakeholders task govt. on improved curriculum, technological hubs for students: www.nta.ng/news/education/20180825-stakeholders-task-govt-on-improved-curriculum-technological-hubs-for-students/   

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Stakeholders task govt on improved curriculum, technological hubs for students: https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/stakeholders-task-govt-on-improved-curriculum-technological-hubs-for-students/

ITREALMS: Stakeholders demand improved curriculum, technology hubs for students – https://www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/08/stakeholders-demand-improved-curriculum.html

Vanguard: Worry over delay in transmission of digital rights bill for presidential assent: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/worry-over-delay-in-transmission-of-digital-rights-bill-for-presidential-assent/

ThisDay: Groups Challenge Nigerian Cybercrime Act: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/08/09/groups-challenge-nigerian-cybercrime-act/amp/

DotunRoy: LEGAL BATTLE OVER CYBERCRIMES ACT MOVES TO THE SUPREME COURT! https://dotunroy.com/2018/08/01/legal-battle-over-cybercrimes-act-moves-to-the-supreme-court/

Nigerian Communication Week: “Legal Battle over CyberCrimes Act Moves to the Supreme Court”  https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/legal-battle-over-cybercrimes-act-moves-to-the-supreme-court/

TechEconomy: MRA, PI And EIE Head To Supreme Court Over CyberCrimes Act: https://techeconomy.ng/2018/08/02/mra-pi-and-eie-head-to-supreme-court-over-cybercrimes-act-8959/

ITREALMS: Paradigm Initiative selects journalists for media fellowship –https://www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/08/paradigm-initiative-selects-journalists.html

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Paradigm Initiative Selects Two Journalists for Inaugural Media Fellowship: https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-selects-two-journalists-for-inaugural-media-fellowship/

KimberlyNEC: MY GOOGLE POLICY FELLOWSHIP STORY www.kimberlynec.com/my-google-policy-fellowship-story-nigeria-news-kimberly-nec/

Technology Mirror: Benin Republic Cage Social Media with new Taxies: https://technologymirror.com.ng/benin-republic-cage-social-media-with-new-taxies/

TechEconomy: My Google Policy Fellowship Story By Adenike Ajuwon: https://techeconomy.ng/2018/08/07/my-google-policy-fellowship-story-by-adenike-ajuwon-9086/

ICIR: Nigerian, Togolese journalists win Paradigm Initiative media fellowship: https://www.icirnigeria.org/nigerian-togolese-journalists-win-paradigm-initiative-media-fellowship/

TechnologyMirror: Nigeria’s ICT Curriculum Worries Stakeholders: https://technologymirror.com.ng/nigerias-ict-curriculum-worries-stakeholders/

CFATech: Paradigm Initiative Selects Two Journalists for Inaugural Media Fellowship https://cfatech.ng/paradigm-initiative-selects-two-journalists-for-inaugural-media-fellowship/

TechEconomy: Paradigm Initiative Selects Two Journalists For Inaugural Media Fellowship https://techeconomy.ng/2018/08/08/paradigm-initiative-selects-two-journalists-for-inaugural-media-fellowship/

TechnologyMirror: Nigeria’s Digital Right Crusaders Takes CyberCrimes Act Battle to Supreme Court: https://technologymirror.com.ng/nigerias-digital-right-crusaders-takes-cybercrimes-act-battle-to-supreme-court/

IT Web Africa: Mali’s govt blasted over internet disruption: www.itwebafrica.com/more-countries/mali/244661-malis-govt-blasted-over-internet-disruption

Leadership: “My Google Policy Fellowship Story”  https://leadership.ng/2018/08/06/my-google-policy-fellowship-story/

IT Web Africa: Digital rights groups round on Mali govt over internet disruptions : www.itwebafrica.com/more-countries/mali/244719-digital-rights-groups-encircle-mali-govt-over-internet-disruptions

Ifex: “Over 100 groups call on G20 leaders to place human rights at the centre of our digital future”  https://www.ifex.org/international/2018/08/08/g20-2018letter/

Thisday: Groups Partner on $100m Youth Empowerment Initiative: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/08/20/groups-partner-on-100m-youth-empowerment-initiative/

Sun: NGO offers free Java training for students: www.sunnewsonline.com/ngo-offers-free-java-training-for-students/    

SignatureTV: NGO offers free Java training for students www.signaturetv.com.ng/ngo-offers-free-java-training-for-students/

JULY 2018

 

TheNewsGuru: “Cyber crime: PIN seeks more reportage to facilitate control” https://www.thenewsguru.com/cyber-crime-pin-seeks-reportage-facilitate-control/

InsideBusinessOnline: “NGO Urges More Nigerians To Take Part In Google Competition” http://insidebusinessonline.com/index.php/2018/07/03/ngo-urges-more-nigerians-to-take-part-in-google-competition/

The Nation: “Internet, greatest tool for citizens’ participation in good governance – Ezekwesili”  http://thenationonlineng.net/internet-greatest-tool-for-citizens-participation-in-good-governance-ezekwesili/

IPC.ng: Coalition Calls for The Release of Mr. Jones Abiri, Journalist illegally Detained by the DSS https://www.ipcng.org/2018/07/13/coalition-calls-for-the-release-of-mr-jones-abiri-journalist-illegally-detained-by-the-dss/

Naija: “Civil rights activists march to Aso Rock over killings across Nigeria”  https://www.naija.ng/1178627-breaking-civil-rights-activists-march-aso-rock-killings-nigeria.html#1178627

The Tide: “PIN Seeks More Reportage Of Cyber Crime” http://www.thetidenewsonline.com/2018/07/04/pin-seeks-more-reportage-of-cyber-crime/

All Africa: “Africa: Act Now or Risk Losing an Entire Generation” https://allafrica.com/stories/201807090884.html

Premium Times: “Of Reports and Claims that Leave Room For Speculation, By Francis Jakpor”  https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/2018/07/09/of-reports-and-claims-that-leave-room-for-speculation-by-francis-jakpor/

Vanguard: “BROADBAND PLAN DEBACLE: 30 percent penetration target divides ICT sector”  https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/07/broadband-plan-debacle-30-percent-penetration-target-divides-ict-sector/

TechnologyMirror: Activist Challenges Tanzania’s Social Media Laws: https://technologymirror.com.ng/activist-challenges-tanzanias-social-media-laws/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Nigerians Demand Immediate Transmission of the Digital Rights Bill https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/nigerians-demand-for-immediate-transmission-of-digital-rights-bill/

 

CNBC Africa: “The disruptive impact of social media, fake news on Nigerian politics”  https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2018/07/11/the-disruptive-impact-of-social-media-fake-news-on-nigerian-politics/

Bellanaija: “ICT Champion Nkemdilim Begho of Future Software is our #BellaNaijaWCW this Week”  https://www.bellanaija.com/2018/07/ict-champion-nkemdilim-begho-future-software-bellanaijawcw-week/

MainNews: Group Trains 1,000 Youths On ICT, Entrepreneurship to Tackle Cyber Crime https://mainnews.net/africa/nigeria-group-trains-1000-youths-on-ict-entrepreneurship-to-tackle-cyber-crime/

Quartz Africa: “More African governments are trying to control what’s being said on social media and blogs”  https://qz.com/1329145/african-governments-silence-social-media-bloggers-on-twitter-whatsapp-facebook/

The Guardian: “Two years after, coalition seeks release of detained Bayelsa journalist”  http://guardian.ng/news/two-years-after-coalition-seeks-release-of-detained-bayelsa-journalist/

Daily Nigerian: “Rights campaigner seeks end to taxes on digital platform”  https://dailynigerian.com/rights-campaigner-seeks-end-to-taxes-on-digital-platform/

Nigeria Communications Week:”Civil Society Groups Unveil Plan to Hold New Media & Governance Conference”  https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/civil-society-firms-set-to-hold-new-media-citizens-governance-conference/

This Day: “Innovation for Social Enterprise” https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/26/innovation-for-social-enterprise/

The Guardian: “Group trains 1,000 youths on ICT, entrepreneurship to tackle cyber crime”  http://guardian.ng/news/group-trains-1000-youths-on-ict-entrepreneurship-to-tackle-cyber-crime/

Nigeria Communication Week: “Bloggers, Rights Advocates in Tanzania Deplore Bloggers License Fee” https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/bloggers-rights-advocates-in-tanzania-deplore-bloggers-license-fee/

This Day: “Innovation for Social Enterprise” https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/26/innovation-for-social-enterprise/

World News: “Group trains 1,000 youths on ICT, entrepreneurship to tackle cyber crime” https://www.worldnews.com.ng/2018/07/30/group-trains-1000-youths-on-ict-entrepreneurship-to-tackle-cyber-crime.html

All Africa: “Nigeria: Group Trains 1,000 Youths On ICT, Entrepreneurship to Tackle Cyber Crime”  https://allafrica.com/stories/201807300606.html

Today NG: “Group trains 1,000 youths on ICT, entrepreneurship to tackle cyber crime”  https://www.today.ng/technology/group-trains-1000-youths-ict-entrepreneurship-tackle-cyber-crime-137150

TechEconomy: Civil Society Groups Unveil Plan to Hold New Media & Governance Conference: https://techeconomy.ng/2018/07/20/eie-pi-budgit-unveil-plans-for-new-media-and-governance-conference-2018-8636/

TechnologyMirror: Tanzanian Bloggers Challenge $900 Govt Imposed Fee: https://technologymirror.com.ng/tanzanian-bloggers-challenge-900-govt-imposed-fee/

TechnologyMirror: Nigerians Demand for Immediate Transmission of Digital Rights Bill: https://technologymirror.com.ng/nigerians-demand-for-immediate-transmission-of-digital-rights-bill/

JUNE 2018

Ynaija: “NIGERIAN YOUTH DEMAND NEW NARRATIVES, CALL FOR POLITICAL INCLUSION AT THE NIGERIA SYMPOSIUM FOR YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS”  https://ynaija.com/nigerian-youth-demand-new-narratives-call-for-political-inclusion-at-the-nigeria-symposium-for-young-and-emerging-leaders/

Premium Times: “Civic groups condemn suspension of council worker for allegedly criticising Buhari, others”  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/270984-civic-groups-condemn-suspension-of-council-worker-for-allegedly-criticising-buhari-others.html

Ynaija: “YEMI ADAMOLEKUN WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO FOSTER A TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT”  https://ynaija.com/yemi-adamolekun-wants-to-know-if-laws-are-enough-to-create-a-transparent-government/

OAU Peeps: “Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights Fellowship For Undergraduates (Fully Funded)”  http://www.oaupeeps.com/2018/06/paradigm-initiative-digital-rights.html

Globe Opportunities: “Paradigm Initiative Digital Fully Funded Fellowships to the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum 2018 – Abuja”  http://globeopportunities.com/tag/paradigm-initiative-digital-fully-funded-fellowships-to-the-nigerian-internet-governance-forum-2018-abuja/

All Naija Entertainment: “Paradigm Initiative Digital Fully Funded Fellowships to the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum 2018 – Abuja”  https://allnaijaentertainment.com/2018/06/paradigm-initiative-digital-fully-funded-fellowships-to-the-nigerian-internet-governance-forum-2018-abuja/  

Gist36: “Paradigm Initiative Fellowships for Nigerian Undergraduates 2018”  https://www.gist36.com/tag/initiative/

Nigeria Communication Week: “Paradigm Initiative, EiE Decry Suspension of Mohammed Wanigi by Niger Govt”  https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/tag/paradigm-initiative-director-of-programs/

CSO online: “Why Africa’s private sector should be concerned about more than the GDPR”  https://www.csoonline.com/article/3279206/privacy/why-africas-private-sector-should-be-concerned-about-more-than-the-gdpr.html

The Guardian: “Nigeria lukewarm on IPv6 migration as experts canvass more sensitisation”  https://guardian.ng/business-services/nigeria-lukewarm-on-ipv6-migration-as-experts-canvass-more-sensitisation/

 

The Nigerian Voice: “Mra Inducts Federal Ministry Of Science And Technology Into ‘foi Hall Of Shame’ For Violating Foi Act”  https://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/267193/mra-inducts-federal-ministry-of-science-and-technology-into.html

The Guardian: “Groups fault suspension of schoolteacher in Niger State”  https://guardian.ng/features/groups-fault-suspension-of-schoolteacher-in-niger-state/

Tech Point: “FG, Governors’ Forum make efforts to attain Nigeria’s broadband penetration target”  https://techpoint.ng/2018/06/15/fg-governors-forum-make-broadband-penetration/

All Africa: “Groups Fault Suspension of Schoolteacher in Niger State”  http://allafrica.com/stories/201806140155.html

Vanguard: “Nigerian youth call for political inclusion at Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders”  https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/06/nigerian-youth-call-for-political-inclusion-at-nigeria-symposium-for-young-and-emerging-leaders/

Ynaija: “Nigerian youth demand new narratives call for political inclusion at the nigeria symposium for young and emerging leaders”  https://ynaija.com/nigerian-youth-demand-new-narratives-call-for-political-inclusion-at-the-nigeria-symposium-for-young-and-emerging-leaders/

InDepthNews: “Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities”  https://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/sustainability/reduced-inequalities/1929-experts-debate-digital-media-s-role-in-tackling-global-inequalities

Punch: “More and more words you pronounce wrongly”  http://punchng.com/more-and-more-words-you-pronounce-wrongly/

Opinionactu: “SOCIÉTÉ:Deux nouveaux ateliers de formation sur les droits numériques au Cameroun”  http://www.opinionactu.com/societedeux-nouveaux-ateliers-de-formation-sur-les-droits-numeriques-au-cameroun/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: “Google, Paradigm Initiative to Host Workshops in Seven Cities for NGOs”  https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/google-paradigm-initiative-to-host-workshops-in-seven-cities-for-ngos/

ITrealms: “Paradigm takes NGOs on Google Impact Challenge @ 7 cities – ITREALMS Online”  https://www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/06/paradigm-takes-ngos-on-google-impact.html

Independent: “Google, Paradigm Initiative To Host Workshops In Seven Cities For NGOs”  https://independent.ng/google-paradigm-initiative-to-host-workshops-in-seven-cities-for-ngos/

ITwebafrica: “Concern grows as Tanzania intensifies control over internet”  http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/269-tanzania/244427-concern-grows-as-tanzania-intensifies-control-over-internet

 

MAY 2018

NTA: World Press Freedom Day: NUJ urges journalists to know their rights”  http://www.nta.ng/news/media/20180502-world-press-freedom-day-nuj-urges-journalists-to-know-their-rights/

Sundiata Post:World Press Freedom Day: Paradigm Initia­tive Demands End To Attack On Journalists”  https://sundiatapost.com/2018/05/03/world-press-freedom-day-paradigm-initia%C2%ADtive-demands-end-to-attack-on-journalists/

ICIR: Journalists should not be targeted for doing their jobs – Paradigm Initiative”  https://www.icirnigeria.org/journalists-should-not-be-targeted-for-doing-their-jobs-paradigm-initiative/

Daily Trust: “IFF2018: Experts assess state of Internet Freedom in Africa”  https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/iff2018-experts-assess-state-of-internet-freedom-in-africa.html

NTA: “World Press Freedom Day: NUJ urges journalists to know their rights”  http://www.nta.ng/news/media/20180502-world-press-freedom-day-nuj-urges-journalists-to-know-their-rights/

OpportunityDesk: “Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2018 for African Journalist” http://www.opportunitydesk.org/2018/05/03/paradigm-initiative-digital-rights-and-inclusion-media-fellowship-2018/

Premium Times: “World Press Freedom Day: El-Rufai, Ganduje, Sani-Bello, Paradigm want conducive media environment” https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/267281-world-press-freedom-day-el-rufai-ganduje-sani-bello-paradigm-want-conducive-media-environment.html

PressReader: “Paradigm Initiative moves to Secure Privacy, Free expression of Nigerians Online”  https://www.pressreader.com/nigeria/the-guardian-nigeria/20180505/281947428477662

Internews: “Taking a Positive Step for Digital Rights in Nigeria”  https://www.internews.org/story/taking-positive-step-digital-rights-nigeria

Pulse: “Why Africans need to embrace digital rights and protect themselves from government violation” http://www.pulse.ng/bi/tech/why-africans-need-to-embrace-digital-rights-id8367075.html

Naija: “Nigeria’s support for Sierra Leone continues, says VP Osinbajo” https://www.naija.ng/1169317-nigerias-support-sierra-leone-continues-vp-osinbajo.html#1169317

Nariametrics: “Unilag as a missing piece in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem” https://nairametrics.com/unilag-as-a-missing-piece-in-nigerias-tech-ecosystem/

Sahel Standard: “Defend your digital rights, expert tells Africans”  http://www.sahelstandard.com/tag/paradigm-initiatives/

Daily Nigerian:”Men should also stay at home so women can follow up their dreams”  https://dailynigerian.com/men-should-also-stay-at-home-so-women-can-follow-up-their-dreams/

ITWeb Africa: “Kenya’s Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill now law”  http://www.itwebafrica.com/security/515-kenya/244229-kenyas-computer-misuse-and-cybercrimes-bill-now-law

Techpoint: “Unilag as a missing piece in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem”  https://techpoint.ng/2018/05/16/unilag-as-a-missing-piece-in-nigerias-tech-ecosystem/

This Day: “Technology and the Rise One-tap Economy” https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/05/17/technology-and-the-rise-one-tap-economy/

Brookings: “Africa in the news: DRC’s Ebola response, South Sudan’s peace talks, and Kenya’s cybercrime law” https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2018/05/18/africa-in-the-news-drcs-ebola-response-south-sudans-peace-talks-and-kenyas-cybercrime-law/

Journal Du Cameroun: “Africans urged to defend digital rights” https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/africans-urged-defend-digital-rights/

The Nation: “Startup Conference: HMD Global, Techpoint Partner”  http://thenationonlineng.net/hmd-global-partners-with-techpoint-inspired-2018/

The Nigerian Statesman: “Abuja hosts Africa at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum”  http://statesman.ng/abuja-hosts-africa-2018-internet-freedom-forum/

ITWeb Africa: “Internet freedom in Africa: ‘it’s getting worse’ says Paradigm Initiative”  http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/244284-internet-freedom-in-africa-its-getting-worse-says-paradigm-initiative

Radio Nigeria: “Digital Right Advocates seek protection of the Internet”  http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2018/05/22/stakeholders-advocate-protection-of-digital-rights/

The Nation: “Startup Conference: HMD Global, Techpoint Partner”  http://thenationonlineng.net/hmd-global-partners-with-techpoint-inspired-2018/

The Nigerian Statesman: “Abuja hosts Africa at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum” http://statesman.ng/abuja-hosts-africa-2018-internet-freedom-forum/

ITWeb Africa: “Internet freedom in Africa: ‘it’s getting worse’ says Paradigm Initiative”  http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/244284-internet-freedom-in-africa-its-getting-worse-says-paradigm-initiative

 

April 2018

Naija: “Fully funded international conferences 2018 in Nigeria”  https://www.naija.ng/1163896-fully-funded-international-conferences-2018-nigeria.html#1163896

Vanguard : “HICC trains youths in app development, graphic design”
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/hicc-trains-youths-app-development-graphic-design/

ITWeb Africa: “Sierra Leone’s new president lobbied regarding internet blackout”

http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/393-sierra-leone/243830-sierra-leones-new-president-lobbied-regarding-internet-blackout

TechPoint: Meet the speakers and panellists at Techpoint Inspired 2018

https://techpoint.ng/2018/04/05/techpoint-inspired-2018-speakers/

Bellanaija: “Gbenga Sesan is Advocating for Digital Rights for Under-served Youths through Paradigm Initiative Nigeria”  https://www.bellanaija.com/2018/04/bellanaijamcm-gbenga-sesan-advocating-digital-rights-served-youths-paradigm-initiative-nigeria/

The Guardian: “Group donates computers to schools”  https://guardian.ng/news/group-donates-computers-to-schools/

The Guardian: “IFF2018: Experts assess state of internet freedom in Africa”  https://t.guardian.ng/technology/iff2018-experts-assess-state-of-internet-freedom-in-africa/

The Nation: “Paradigm Initiative donates Computers to Schools”  http://thenationonlineng.net/paradigm-initiative-donates-computers-to-schools/

Reporters At Large: “Nigeria: Paradigm Initiative Donates Computers To Schools” http://reportersatlarge.com/2018/04/13/nigeria-paradigm-initiative-donates-computers-to-schools/

Proshare: “EiE’s Light A Candle Dinner Held Successful Auction For Time Out With Dangote, Akin Oyebode, Others” https://www.proshareng.com/news/Associations%20&%20Practice/EiE-s-Light-A-Candle-Dinner-Held-Successful-Auction-For-Time-Out-With-Dangote–Akin-Oyebode–Others/39558

TheNet: “Aliko Dangote, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Akin Oyebode Auctioned Off For 600,000 Each At EiE Nigeria’s Light A Candle Dinner.”  http://thenet.ng/aliko-dangote-kelechi-amadi-obi-akin-oyebode-auctioned-off-600000-eie-nigerias-light-candle-dinner/

Premium Times: “Digital Rights in an Era of Repression, By Sodiq Alabi and Boye Adegoke”  https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/tag/paradigm-initiative/

Latest Nigerian News: “Paradigm Initiative Donates Computers To Schools”  https://www.latestnigeriannews.com/news/5751871/paradigm-initiative-donates-computers-to-schools.html

ICIR: “Olorunyomi, Osori, others to speak at Abuja Internet Freedom Forum”  https://www.icirnigeria.org/olorunyomi-osori-others-to-speak-at-abuja-internet-freedom-forum/

Proshare: “What To Expect From The Markets This Week- 230418” https://www.proshareng.com/news/MARKET%20UPDATES/What-To-Expect-From-The-Markets-This-Week–230418/39618

Nigerian Tribune: “Tuface, Timi Dakolo receive EIE RSVP Ambassador award”  http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/tuface-timi-dakolo-receive-eie-rsvp-ambassador-award/

Business Insider: “Experts meet to deliberate on Africa’s digital rights and inclusion at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum in Abuja”  http://www.pulse.ng/bi/tech/2018-internet-freedom-forum-holds-in-abuja-id8291511.html

Premium Times: “#IFF2018: PTCIJ launches fact-checking partnership”  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/266051-iff2018-ptcij-launches-fact-checking-partnership.html

Premium Times: “#IFF2018 (Day 2): PTCIJ launches fact-checking partnership”   https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/266172-iff2018-day-2-ptcij-launches-fact-checking-partnership.html

Premium Times: “#IFF2018 (Day 3): Programme kicks off with session on freeing internet space in Africa”  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/266299-iff2018-day-3-programme-kicks-off-with-session-on-freeing-internet-space-in-africa.html

ITWEB Africa: “Nigeria’s Digital Rights Bill sets example for Africa say experts” http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/265-nigeria/244150-nigerias-digital-rights-bill-sets-example-for-africa-say-experts

Sundiata Post: “NGO urges Buhari to assent Digital Rights, Freedom Bill”  https://sundiatapost.com/2018/04/25/ngo-urges-buhari-to-assent-digital-rights-freedom-bill/

Independent: “Experts Bemoan High Cost Of Internet Data In Africa”  https://independent.ng/experts-bemoan-high-cost-of-internet-data-in-africa/

This Day: “Microsoft Urges FG to Enact Data Privacy Law to Attract FDI in Technology Industry”  https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/04/27/microsoft-urges-fg-to-enact-data-privacy-law-to-attract-fdi-in-technology-industry/

The Guardian: “Experts Bemoan High Cost Of Internet Data In Africa”  https://guardian.ng/technology/experts-bemoan-high-cost-of-internet-data-in-africa/

CS Newspaper: “#IFF2018: Experts Bemoan High Cost of Internet Data in Africa”  https://csnewspaper.com/iff2018-experts-bemoan-high-cost-of-internet-data-in-africa/

TechPoint: “Pornography could help drive Nigeria’s Internet penetration deeper”  https://techpoint.ng/2018/04/26/pornography-could-drive-nigerias-internet-penetration-deeper/

The Guardian: “Abuja hosts Africa at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum”  https://guardian.ng/technology/abuja-hosts-africa-at-the-2018-internet-freedom-forum/

Premium Times: “How to ruin elections in Africa, cybercrime laws focus of 2018 internet freedom forum”  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/266056-how-to-ruin-elections-in-africa-cybercrime-laws-focus-of-2018-internet-freedom-forum.html

Independent: “Internet Freedom Forum Ends Today”  https://independent.ng/internet-freedom-forum-ends-today/

The Nation: “Telecom sector contributed N8.6tn to Nigeria’s economy in 2017 – BudgIT”  http://thenationonlineng.net/telecom-sector-contributed-n8-6tn-to-nigerias-economy-in-2017-budgit/

Naij: “IFF 2018: Experts call for replication of Nigeria’s Digital Rights Bill in other African countries”  https://www.naija.ng/1165793-iff-2018-experts-call-replication-nigerias-digital-rights-bill-african-countries.html#1165793

Vanguard: “Forum calls for replication of Nigeria’s digital rights bill in other African countries”  https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/forum-calls-replication-nigerias-digital-rights-bill-african-countries/

Premium Times: “Digital Rights in an Era of Repression, By Sodiq Alabi and Boye Adegoke”  https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/2018/04/18/digital-rights-in-an-era-of-repression-by-sodiq-alabi-and-boye-adegoke/

 

The Guardian: “Telecoms contributed N8.6trn to Nigeria’s economy in 2017, says BudgIT”  https://guardian.ng/technology/telecoms-contributed-n8-6trn-to-nigerias-economy-in-2017-says-budgit/

ProShare: “What To Expect From The Markets This Week- 230418”  https://www.proshareng.com/news/Market-Updates/What-To-Expect-From-The-Markets-This-Wee/39618

Pulse: “Experts call for passage of Digital Rights Bill across Africa to energise the tech industry”   http://www.pulse.ng/bi/tech/experts-call-for-passage-of-digital-rights-bill-across-africa-id8305874.html

Independent: “IFF2018: Experts Assess State Of Internet Freedom In Africa”  https://independent.ng/iff2018-experts-assess-state-of-internet-freedom-in-africa/

GbeduCity: “Group donates computers to schools”  https://gbeducity.com/group-donates-computers-to-schools/

CFAtech: “Paradigm Initiative Donates Computers to Schools”  https://cfatech.ng/paradigm-initiative-donates-computers-to-schools/

TechEconomy: “Paradigm Initiative Donates Computers To Eight Schools”  https://techeconomy.ng/2018/04/16/paradigm-initiative-donates-computers-to-eight-schools/

The Nation: “Paradigm Initiative donates Computers to Schools”  http://thenationonlineng.net/paradigm-initiative-donates-computers-to-schools/

Guardian: “Discussing digital rights in an era of repression”  https://guardian.ng/opinion/discussing-digital-rights-in-an-era-of-repression/

SunNews: “Paradigm Initiative donates Computers to Schools”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtEc8WqE5Vc

The Nation: “Discussing Digital Rights in an Era of Repression”  http://thenationonlineng.net/discussing-digital-rights-era-repression/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: “Stakeholders Hold Roundtable on Digital Rights and Engagement in Lagos” https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/stakeholders-hold-roundtable-on-digital-rights-and-engagement-in-lagos/

 

YouthOP: “Internet Freedom Forum 2018 in Nigeria”  https://www.youthop.com/conferences/internet-freedom-forum-2018-nigeria

Radio Nigeria: “Cybersecurity law threatens free press in Nigeria”  http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2018/04/27/stakeholders-identify-threat-to-free-press/

Radio Nigeria: “Experts tackle fake news at Internet Freedom Forum”  http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2018/04/25/experts-tackle-fake-news-at-internet-freedom-forum/

MARCH 2018

The Guardian: HICC trains youths in App development, others https://guardian.ng/technology/hicc-trains-youths-in-app-development-others/

IT Web Africa: Paradigm Initiative’s Sesan appointed to Freedom Online Coalition http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/265-nigeria/243336-paradigm-initiatives-sesan-appointed-to-freedom-online-coalition

Ynaija: Paradigm Initiative is doing a lot, but can’t do it all alone https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-is-doing-a-lot-but-they-cant-do-it-all-alone/

CSnewspaper: Gbénga Sèsan appointed member of Advisory Network to Global Coalition on Online Freedom https://csnewspaper.com/gbenga-sesan-appointed-member-of-advisory-network-to-global-coalition-on-online-freedom/

The Guardian: Expert flays abuse of cybercrimes law in Nigeria https://guardian.ng/technology/expert-flays-abuse-of-cybercrimes-law-in-nigeria/

The Nation: Expert Condemns Abuse of Cybercrimes Law, say it is used to Harass Ordinary Nigerians http://thenationonlineng.net/expert-condemns-abuse-of-cybercrimes-law-say-it-is-used-to-harass-ordinary-nigerians/

Nigeria Communications Week: Paradigm Initiative Commends National Assembly for Passing Digital Rights Bill https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-commends-national-assembly-for-passing-digital-rights-bill/

Independent: Paradigm Initiative Lauds NASS Over Digital Rights Bill Passage https://independent.ng/paradigm-initiative-lauds-nass-over-digital-rights-bill-passage/

The Nation: Paradigm Initiative Commends Passage of Digital Rights Bill http://thenationonlineng.net/paradigm-initiative-commends-bill-passage/

Independent: Paradigm Initiative Trained 667 Youth In ICT, Entrepreneurship In 2017 https://independent.ng/paradigm-initiative-trained-667-youth-in-ict-entrepreneurship-in-2017/

The Nation: Paradigm Initiative Trained 667 Youths in 2017 http://thenationonlineng.net/paradigm-initiative-trained-667-youths/

Ifex.org: “MRA calls for speedy presidential assent to Digital Rights and Freedom Bill” https://www.ifex.org/nigeria/2018/03/16/digital-rights-freedom/

Nigeriacommunicationsweek: Paradigm Initiative Trains Over 600 Youth in ICT & Entrepreneurship Skills in 2017 https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-trains-over-600-youth-in-ict-entrepreneurship-skills-in-2017/

This Day: MRA calls for speedy presidential assent to Digital Rights and Freedom Bill https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/03/17/mra-calls-for-speedy-presidential-assent-to-digital-rights-and-freedom-bill/

Vanguard: HICC trains youths in app development, graphic design https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/hicc-trains-youths-app-development-graphic-design/

TechEconomy: Paradigm Initiative Trains Over 600 Youths in 2017 https://techeconomy.ng/2018/03/15/digital-inclusion-paradigm-initiative-trains-over-600-youths-in-2017/

ITRealms: Paradigm Initiative Trains 667 in 2007 http://www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/03/2017-paradigm-initiative-trains-667.html

Leadership: Paradigm Initiative Trains 667 Youths in 2017 https://leadership.ng/2018/03/16/paradigm-initiative-trains-667-youths-in-2017/

People’s Daily: Paradigm Initiative Trains 667 Youths in ICT, Entrepreneurship  http://www.peoplesdailyng.com/ngo-trains-667-youths-in-ict-entrepreneurship/

Techloy: Paradigm Initiative Trains 667 Youths in 2017 https://medium.com/techloy/how-paradigm-initiative-trained-over-600-youth-in-ict-and-entrepreneurship-in-2017-de5bc6cddffd

ITRealms: Paradigm Initiative Commends NASS for Passing Digital Rights Bill  http://www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/03/paradigm-initiative-commends-nass-for.html

OrderPaper: Senate Passes Digital Rights https://www.orderpaper.ng/senate-passes-digital-rights-and-freedom-bill/

February 2018

Premium Times: ‘Nigeria: Buhari’s SGF Spends N65 Million On Website: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802200083.html

Vanguard: Hate Speech or Censorship? Civil servants redeployed over social media comments:  https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/hate-speech-censorship-civil-servants-redeployed-social-media-comments/  

The Nation: ‘How Facebook and social media can foster digital engagement’ http://thenationonlineng.net/facebook-social-media-can-foster-digital-engagement/

Nigerian Oracle: How Facebook and social media can foster digital engagement: http://nigerianoracle.com/how-facebook-and-social-media-can-foster-digital-engagement/

Zegist: ‘How we spent N65 million on website – Nigerian Government

https://zegist.com/t/how-we-spent-n65-million-on-website-nigerian-government/5808

PulseNigeria: ‘SGF spends N65m on already existing website’

http://www.pulse.ng/news/local/sgf-mustapha-spends-n65m-on-already-existing-website-id8010158.html

PulseNigeria: ‘SGF explains how he spent N65m to redesign website’ http://www.pulse.ng/news/local/sgf-mustapha-explains-how-he-spent-n65m-to-redesign-website-id8021513.html

NaijaNG: ‘SGF faces criticisms from experts over N65 million spent on website’ https://www.naija.ng/1153079-sgf-faces-criticisms-experts-n65-million-spent-website.html#1153079

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: ‘Stakeholders Hold Roundtable on Digital Rights and Engagement in Lagos’ https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/stakeholders-hold-roundtable-on-digital-rights-and-engagement-in-lagos/  

The Nations: ’How Facebook and social media can foster digital engagement’ https://thenationonlineng.net/facebook-social-media-can-foster-digital-engagement/   

TechEconomy: ‘Presidency, Facebook & PI Hold Roundtable On Digital Rights’ https://techeconomy.ng/2018/02/27/presidency-facebook-pi-hold-roundtable-digital-rights/

IT realms: ‘Effective Communications: PODE developing standards for MDAs – Ogunlesi’ www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/02/effective-communications-pode.html

Dotunroy: ‘Stakeholders hold roundtable on Digital Rights and Engagement in Lagos!’ http://dotunroy.com/2018/03/02/stakeholders-hold-roundtable-on-digital-rights-and-engagement-in-lagos/

New Telegraph: ‘Build up to 2019: Fear grips Nigerians’  https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/02/build-2019-fear-grips-nigerians/

Ynaija: ‘NTA Social Media Gag Order: Dictatorship in Democracy?’ https://ynaija.com/nta-social-media-gag-order-dictatorship-in-democracy/

Technology Times: ‘NTA Social Media Gag Order: Dictatorship in Democracy?’ https://technologytimes.ng/nta-social-media-gag-order-dictatorship-in-democracy/

Mapnews24: ‘NTA Social Media Gag Order: Dictatorship in Democracy?’ https://mapnews24.com/nta-social-media-gag-order-dictatorship-democracy/

Ynaija: ‘Paradigm Initiative is set to challenge government’s surveillance of social media’ https://ynaija.com/activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-set-challenge-governments-surveillance-social-media/

The Punch Nigeria: ‘More attacks on FG over social media monitoring’ http://punchng.com/more-attacks-on-fg-over-social-media-monitoring/

The ScopeNG: ‘NTA social media gag order: Dictatorship in democracy?’ http://www.thescoopng.com/2018/02/08/nta-social-media-gag-order/

Independent: ‘NTA Social Media Gag Order: Dictatorship in Democracy?’ https://independent.ng/nta-social-media-gag-order-dictatorship-democracy/ 

New Telegraph: ‘FG seeks effective digital engagement for MDAs’ https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/03/fg-seeks-effective-digital-engagement-mdas/

The Eagle Online: ‘SID: WTEC, Facebook Trained 1000 Students On Safety Online’ https://theeagleonline.com.ng/sid-wtec-facebook-trained-1000-students-on-safety-online/

Vanguard: Hate Speech or Censorship? Civil servants redeployed over social media comments

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/hate-speech-censorship-civil-servants-redeployed-social-media-comments/

 

January 2018

Quartz: There’s a decades-old law threatening digital freedom in DR Congo https://qz.com/1187727/the-dr-congo-is-using-a-decades-old-law-to-shut-down-the-internet/

YNaija: Paradigm Initiative 2018 Digital Outlook Shows Nigerians Still Have More Challenge Against Digital Rights Awaiting Them:  https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-2018-digital-outlook-shows-nigerians-still-have-more-challenge-against-digital-rights-awaiting-them/

Times (of Malawi): Surveillance Scare http://www.times.mw/surveillance-scare/

New Telegraph: Digital rights x be promoted –NGO https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/01/digital-rights-x-promoted-ngo/

MAPnews: Paradigm Initiative Releases 2017 Digital Rights in Africa Report https://mapnews24.com/paradigm-initiative-releases-2017-digital-rights-africa-report/

ThisDay: Passage of Digital Rights Bill Timely, Says ICT Operators https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/04/passage-of-digital-rights-bill-timely-says-ict-operators/

YNaija: Nigerians Must Be Proactive and Demand Government’s Commitment to “No Internet Shutdown” | Paradigm Initiative Speaks on the Internet Shutdown in Cameroon https://ynaija.com/nigerians-must-be-proactive-and-demand-governments-commitment-to-no-internet-shutdown-paradigm-initiative-speaks-on-the-internet-shutdown-in-cameroon/

CFAtech: Paradigm Initiative Challenges Government’s Surveillance of Social Media https://cfatech.ng/paradigm-initiative-challenges-governments-surveillance-social-media/

Freedom: GAMBIA: Statement on the Arrest of Dr. Ismaila Ceesay https://freedomnewspaper.com/2018/02/01/gambia-statement-arrest-dr-ismaila-ceesay/

Daily Trust: Rights group challenges FG’s social media surveillance https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/rights-group-challenges-fg-s-social-media-surveillance.html

ITWeb:  Nigeria: digital rights group, NCC square off again http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/265-nigeria/242508-nigeria-digital-rights-group-ncc-square-off-again

Punch: More attacks on FG over social media monitoring https://punchng.com/more-attacks-on-fg-over-social-media-monitoring/

ITREALMS: Paradigm Initiative to sue FG over social media surveillance: www.itrealms.com.ng/2018/01/paradigm-initiative-to-sue-fg-over.html

HarvardPolitics: Internet, Inc.: Technology Superpowers and the Future of African Connectivity  http://harvardpolitics.com/covers/internet-inc-technology-superpowers-and-the-future-of-african-connectivity/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Paradigm Initiative Challenges Nigerian Government’s Surveillance of Social Media: https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-challenges-nigerian-governments-surveillance-of-social-media/

WorldStage: Nigeria: Group kicks against any move by govt to regulate Social Media www.worldstagegroup.com/worldstagenew/index.php?active=news&newscid=42764&catid=2

Vanguard: Hate speech: Nigerian ICT practitioners berate govt’s new wiretap measures Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/hate-speech-nigerian-ict-practitioners-berate-govts-new-wiretap-measures/https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/hate-speech-nigerian-ict-practitioners-berate-govts-new-wiretap-measures/

Vanguard: ‘Digital rights, freedom bill passage okay, but…’ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/digital-rights-freedom-bill-passage-okay/

 

December 2017

YNaija: Digital Rights Bill Has Finally Passed, But Can It Really Be Implemented? https://ynaija.com/activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-happy-passage-digital-rights-bill-concerned-implementation/

CFATech: House of Reps Passes Digital Rights Bill

https://cfatech.ng/house-reps-passes-digital-rights-bill/

Nigerian Communications Week: House of Representatives Passes Digital Rights Bill http://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/house-of-reps-passes-digital-rights-bill/

IT Realms: Digital Rights Bill Passes

http://www.itrealms.com.ng/2017/12/digital-rights-bill-passes-green.html

TechcultureNG: Digital Rights and Freedom Passed by Nigerian House of Representatives https://techcultureng.com/2017/12/20/digital-rights-and-freedom-bill-passed-by-nigerian-house-of-representatives/

Independent: Govt Should Stop Stifling Innovation

https://independent.ng/govt-stop-stifling-innovation-sesan/

TechPoint: Abia State holds a lot of promise, Ariaria market is one, its emerging tech scene in Aba is another  https://techpoint.ng/2017/12/14/abia-ariaria-market-aba-tech-scene/

TechEconomy: Paradigm Initiative Releases 2017 Digital Rights In Africa Report  https://techeconomy.ng/2017/12/23/paradigm-initiative-releases-2017-digital-rights-africa-report/

 

November 2017

Independent: Start-Up Wins N1m At Techtiary Forum https://independent.ng/start-wins-n1m-techtiary-forum/

NewsGuru: Buhari Meets NCC Chairman as Paradigm Initiative Petitions Commission Over Domain Names Blockadehttps://www.thenewsguru.com/buhari-meets-ncc-chairman-paradigm-initiative-petitions-commission-domain-names-blockade/

The Guardian: Nigeria: Group Decries Alleged Plan to Clampdown on Online Newspapers https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-condemns-arrest-of-martha-odonovan/

Olisa.tv: Buhari’s Secret War on Free Speech by Paradigm initiative https://olisa.tv/2017/11/president-buharis-secret-war-on-free-speech-by-paradigm-initiative/  

YNaija: Nigeria Is Unmasking Citizens Online at Record Levels but There Are No Rights – Yet https://ynaija.com/nigeria-unmasking-citizens-online-record-levels-no-rights-yet/

237online: Paradigm Initiative demande à MTN de restaurer un service Internet complet au Cameroun https://www.237online.com/article-65464-paradigm-initiative-demande-agrave–mtn-de-restaurer-un-service-internet-complet-au-cameroun.html

The Guardian: Nigeria: NCC Ex-Boss Calls for Review of National Broadband Plan http://allafrica.com/stories/201711021033.html

ItWebAfrica: Digital rights group lambasts Zim regime over social media clampdown www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/273-zimbabwe/241480-digital-rights-group-lambasts-zim-regime-over-social-media-clampdown

Tech Economy: Techtiary 2017, morale booster for #girlCoders https://techeconomy.ng/2017/12/02/techtiary-2017-morale-booster-girlcoders/

Nigerian Communications Week: Paradigm Initiative to Rejig Techtiary Forum https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-to-rejig-techtiary-forum/

Tech Economy: Paradigm Initiative announces new plans for ‘Techtiary Forum’ https://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/29/paradigm-initiative-announces-new-plans-techtiary-forum/

The Guardian: Nigeria: Gcuoba Mentors Students on Importance of Technology Education: http://allafrica.com/stories/201711160578.html

Tech Economy: Paradigm Initiative to Host 300 Students at 2017 Techtiary Forum https://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/25/paradigm-initiative-host-300-students-2017-techtiary-forum/

YNaija: Paradigm Initiative Asks Mtn To Restore Full Internet Service In Cameroon https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-asks-mtn-to-restore-full-internet-service-in-cameroon/

Tech Economy: Paradigm Initiative demands explanation on alleged blocking of online news sites https://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/10/paradigm-initiative-demands-explanation-alleged-blocking-online-news-sites/

CFATech: Paradigm Initiative Reacts on NCC’s Alleged Move to Block Online News Sites https://cfatech.ng/paradigm-initiative-reacts-nccs-alleged-move-block-online-news-sites-2/

Tech Economy: Buhari: The secret war on free speech https://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/17/buhari-secret-war-free-speech/  

Tech Economy: AKWA IBOM: Who is jamming internet signals during football matches? https://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/14/akwa-ibom-jamming-internet-signals-football-matches/  

Tech Economy: CSO cautions against alleged Nigerian Government’s attempts to clampdown on online newspapershttps://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/08/cso-cautions-alleged-nigerian-governments-attempts-clampdown-online-newspapers/

Tech Economy: Paradigm Initiative announces new plans for ‘Techtiary Forum’ https://techeconomy.ng/2017/11/29/paradigm-initiative-announces-new-plans-techtiary-forum/

Nigerian Communications Week: Paradigm Initiative Unhappy with Alleged Government’s Attempts to Clampdown on Online Newspapers https://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-unhappy-with-alleged-governments-attempts-to-clampdown-on-online-newspapers/    

October 2017

Vanguard: Use social media to bridge gap in governance, CSOs tell citizens /https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/use-social-media-bridge-gap-governance-csos-tell-citizens/

Punch: Strategic steps to grow local capacity www.punchng.com/strategic-steps-to-grow-local-capacity/

Premium Times: SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/246348-special-report-nigerian-law-suppressing-citizens-freedom-internet.html

The Whistler: That Our Women May Be Free Indeed: https://thewhistler.ng/story/afdb-targets-growth-africas-textile-industry/

WorldStage: New Media Citizens and Governance Conference 2018 to deliver greater impact on Nigeria society – Organisers: www.worldstagegroup.com/index.php?active=news&newscid=39427&catid=37

The Nation: Community launches ICT centre in Kwara www.thenationonlineng.net/community-launches-ict-centre-kwara/Sahara Reporters: How A Nigerian Law Is Suppressing Citizens’ Freedom On The Internet www.saharareporters.com/2017/10/17/how-nigerian-law-suppressing-citizens-freedom-internet

ThisDay: Kwara Community Unveils Solar Powered Digital Literacy Centre https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/10/12/kwara-community-unveils-solar-powered-digital-literacy-centre/

Ynaija: Paradigm Initiative Condemns Internet Shutdown in Cameroon https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-condemns-internet-shutdown-in-cameroon/

CFATech: Review National Broadband Plan Says Former NCC Boss https://cfatech.ng/review-national-broadband-plan-says-former-ncc-boss/

Nigeria Communications Week: Ndukwe Says Review of National Broadband Plan Now Imperative:  www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/ndukwe-says-review-of-national-broadband-plan-now-imperative/

Nigeria Communications Week: Paradigm Initiative Berates African Governments for Stifling Internet Freedom: www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/paradigm-initiative-berates-african-governments-for-stifling-internet-freedom/

DotunRoy: #Internet Freedom Is the New Press Freedom: An African Perspective by Babatunde Okunoye & ‘Boye Adegoke: http://dotunroy.com/2017/10/27/internet-freedom-is-the-new-press-freedom-an-african-perspective-by-babatunde-okunoye-boye-adegoke/

DotunRoy: Expert Calls On Ministry of Communications To Review National Broadband Plan www.dotunroy.com/2017/10/31/expert-calls-on-ministry-of-communications-to-review-national-broadband-plan/

Olisa.tv: Why is the Akwa Ibom Government Jamming Internet Signals During Football Matches: https://www.olisa.tv/2017/10/why-is-the-akwa-ibom-government-jamming-internet-signals-during-football-matches/

Nigeria Communications Week: Right To Privacy? Nigeria Needs A Data Protection Law www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/right-to-privacy-nigeria-needs-a-data-protection-law

Web Foundation: Right to privacy? Nigeria needs a Data Protection Law https://webfoundation.org/2017/10/right-to-privacy-nigeria-needs-a-data-protection-law/

YNaija: Paradigm Initiative Fetes Volunteers and Partners https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-fetes-volunteers-and-partners/

CFATech: Expert Urges National Assembly to Pass the Digital Rights Bill https://cfatech.ng/expert-urges-national-assembly-pass-digital-rights-bill/

Nigeria Communications Week: Expert Urges National Assembly to Pass the Digital Rights Bill  http://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/expert-urges-national-assembly-to-pass-digital-rights-bill/

Nigeria Communications Week: Sodiq Alabi Implores Undergraduates to Leverage Technology for Success www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/sodiq-alabi-implores-undergraduates-to-leverage-technology-for-success/

September 2017

YNaija: CSOs Write AU, UNHRC Over Internet Shutdown in Togo: https://ynaija.com/the-activism-blog-paradigm-initiative-nigeria-csos-write-au-unhrc-over-internet-shutdown-in-togo/

Dotunroy: CSOs Write AU, UNHRC over Internet Shutdown in Togo: http://dotunroy.com/2017/09/20/csos-write-au-unhrc-on-internet-shutdown-in-togo/

Techculture: Coalition of CSOs Writes AU, UNHRC over Internet Shutdown in Togo: https://techcultureng.com/2017/09/15/coalition-of-csos-write-to-au-and-united-nations-over-togo-internet-shutdown/

APC: CSOs Write International Bodies over Internet Shutdown in Togo: https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/csos-write-international-bodies-over-internet-shutdown-togo

Banews: CSOs Write AU, UNHRC over Internet Shutdown in Togo: http://banews.ng/csos-write-au-unhrc-internet-shutdown-togo/

Thisday: Expert Recommends Online Courses to Boost Digital Expertise: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/09/27/expert-recommends-online-courses-to-boost-digital-expertise/

The Nation: Kwara Community Unveils Sola Powered Digital Literacy Centre: http://thenationonlineng.net/kwara-community-unveils-solar-powered-digital-literacy-centre/

 

The Nation: NCC Committed to achieving Broadband Penetration by 2018: http://thenationonlineng.net/ncc-committed-to-achieving-30-broadband-penetration-by-2018/

Biz Community: Forum on Internet Freedom Kicks Off This Week: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/11/167821.html

YNaija: NUJ Needs To Start Acting, And Stop “Barking”: https://ynaija.com/injustice-blog-nuj-needs-start-acting-stop-barking/

YNaija: CSOs Head to Court over NGO Bill: https://ynaija.com/activism-blog-csos-head-court-ngo-bill/

 

August 2017

New Telegraph: NGOs sign pact to promote digital rights: https://newtelegraphonline.com/2017/08/ngos-sign-pact-promote-digital-rights/

YNaija: Paradigm Initiative Condemns Military Monitoring of Nigeria’s Social Media Space: https://ynaija.com/injustice-blog-pin-condemns-military-monitoring-nigeriaa-social-media-space/

ThisDay: Nigerian Military’s Surveilance of Social Media Alarming, Says Paradigm Initiative:  https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/08/31/nigerian-militarys-surveilance-of-social-media-alarming-says-paradigm-initiative/

Techpoint: The secret life of USPF:  https://techpoint.ng/2017/08/09/the-secret-life-of-uspf/

Dotunroy.com: Paradigm Initiative Joins Global Network Initiative: http://dotunroy.com/2017/08/24/paradigm-initiative-joins-global-network-initiative/

Banews.Ng: Paradigm Initiative Joins Global Network Initiative:

http://banews.ng/paradigm-initiative-joins-global-network-initiative/

Reportersatlarge.com: Paradigm Initiative Joins Global Network Initiative: http://reportersatlarge.com/paradigm-initiative-joins-global-network-initiative/

http://reportersatlarge.com/lessons-digital-rights-advocacy-kenyan-2017-elections/

CFATech: Paradigm Initiative Joins Global Network Initiative: https://cfatech.ng/paradigm-initiative-joins-global-network-initiative/

Reportersatlarge.com: Lessons in Digital Rights Advocacy from the Kenyan 2017 Elections: http://reportersatlarge.com/lessons-digital-rights-advocacy-kenyan-2017-elections/

Dotunroy.com: Paradigm Initiative Cautions Nigerian Military on Social Media Surveillance activity:  http://dotunroy.com/2017/08/30/paradigm-initiative-cautions-nigerian-military-on-social-media-surveillance-activity/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Nigerian Military Surveillance of Social Media Alarming- Paradigm Initiative:  http://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/e-business/nigerian-militarys-surveillance-of-social-media-alarming-paradigm-initiative

Pulse: Paradigm Initiative moves to secure privacy, free expression of Nigerians online: http://www.pulse.ng/news/paradigm-initiative-moves-to-secure-nigerians-rights-online-id7218689.html

July 2017

The Post: Paradigm Initiative Holds Internet Policy Training July 11 to 13 in Gambia: http://www.thepost-ng.com/paradigm-initiative-holds-internet-policy-training-july-11-13-gambia/

TechCultureNG: Broadband Access in Nigeria, Not broad enough, not qualitative enough – says Paradigm Initiative Report: https://techcultureng.com/2017/07/08/broad-band-access-in-nigeria-not-broad-enough-not-qualitative-enough-says-paradigm-initiative-reportl/

DotunRoy.com: Paradigm Initiative to hold Internet Policy Training in the Gambia: http://dotunroy.com/2017/07/05/paradigm-initiative-to-hold-internet-policy-training-in-the-gambia/

DotunRoy.Com: Paradigm Initiative to work with stakeholders to strengthen internet policies in Gambia: http://dotunroy.com/2017/07/22/paradigm-initiative-to-work-with-stakeholders-to-strengthen-internet-policies-in-gambia/

The Nigerian Archive: Presidency, Civil Society set for Roundtable talk on digital rights: http://www.nigeriarchive.com/presidency-civil-society-set-for-roundtable-talk-on-digital-rights/

Ynaija: The Activism Blog: After 10 years, Paradigm Initiative expands its board with two women: https://ynaija.com/the-social-change-blog-after-10-years-paradigm-initiative-expands-its-board-with-two-women/

NigeriaDirect.news: Africa: Internet Freedom in a season of elections: https://nigeria.direct.news/news=826694

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Africa: Internet Freedom in a season of elections: http://www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/e-business/africa-internet-freedom-in-a-season-of-elections

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Paradigm Initiative adds two more members to Advisory Board: http://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/e-business/paradigm-initiative-adds-two-members-to-advisory-board

UNDPI: Advisory Board: Paradigm Initiative adds two more members to Advisory Board: http://www.undpi.org/World-News/Advisory-Board-Paradigm-Initiative-Adds-Two-Members-to-Advisory-Board.html

4Traders: Paradigm Initiative adds two more members to Advisory Board: http://www.4-traders.com/THE-ADVISORY-BOARD-COMPAN-8206/news/Advisory-Board-Paradigm-Initiative-Adds-Two-Members-to-Advisory-Board-24719512/

CyberAfrica: Paradigm Initiative set to hold Internet Policy training in Gambia: http://tmclonline.com.ng/cyberafrica/2017/07/05/paradigm-initiative-to-hold-internet-policy-training-in-gambia/

CyberAfrica: Paradigm Initiative opens registration for #IFF2018: http://tmclonline.com.ng/cyberafrica/2017/07/10/paradigm-initiative-opens-registration-for-iff2018/

DotunRoy.com: Paradigm Initiative opens registration for #IFF2018: http://dotunroy.com/2017/07/11/paradigm-initiative-opens-registration-for-iff2018/

DigiVation: Paradigm Initiative opens registration for #IFF2018: http://www.digivation.com.ng/2017/07/10/paradigm-initiative-opens-registration-iff2018/

NigeriaCommunicationsWeek: Presidency, Civil Society set for Roundtable Talk on Digital Rights: http://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/e-business/presidency-civil-society-set-for-roundtable-talk-on-digital-rights

XYZ News: Digital Rights| Presidency, Civil society to hold talk: http://xyznews.com.ng/news/269239/digital-rights-presidency-civil-society-to-hold-talk

ThisDay: Nigeria’s Broadband Penetration Hinged on Mobile Broadband: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/07/27/nigerias-broadband-penetration-hinged-on-mobile-broadband/

 

June 2017

Leadership Newspaper: FG, PI Train Security Agencies on Digital Rights, CyberCrimes: http://leadership.ng/2017/06/08/fg-pi-train-security-agencies-digital-rights-cyber-crimes/

VON: Stakeholders call for increased capacity building on cyber crimes: https://von.gov.ng/stakeholders-call-increased-capacity-building-cyber-crimes/

DotunRoy.com: Ministry of Justice and Paradigm Initiative Hosted Law Enforcement Agencies at a Digital Rights and Cybercrimes Workshop: http://dotunroy.com/2017/06/08/ministry-of-justice-and-paradigm-initiative-hosted-law-enforcement-agencies-at-a-digital-rights-and-cybercrimes-workshop/

OrderPaper.ng : Cybercrime: Ministry of Justice, PIN seek freedom of digital rights : http://www.orderpaper.ng/cybercrime-ministry-justice-pin-seek-freedom-digital-rights/

ITRealms: Law Enforcement agencies go on digital rights, cybercrimes: http://www.itrealms.com.ng/2017/06/law-enforcement-agencies-go-on-digital.html

Nigeria Communications Week: Digital Rights: Surveillance, Interception Must be Lawful-PIN: http://www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/telecom/digital-rights-surveillance-interception-must-be-lawful-pin

Fast Company: Hello Dear, Nigerian Email Scammers are becoming coders: https://www.fastcompany.com/40427367/hello-dear-nigerian-email-scammers-are-becoming-coders?utm_content=buffer474c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Government Technology: How is one organization helping stop email scammers: http://www.govtech.com/question-of-the-day/Question-of-the-day-for-06262017.html

Pulse.ng: Group drags FG to court for allegedly spying on Nigerians with satellites: http://www.pulse.ng/local/paradigm-initiative-group-drags-fg-to-court-for-allegedly-spying-on-nigerians-with-satellites-id6887900.html

Techpoint.ng: The Journey to turning Nigerian cybercriminals to coders: https://techpoint.ng/2017/06/29/cybercriminals-turn-coders/

ITWebAfrica: Nigeria: Digital rights group drags tech ministry to court: http://www.itwebafrica.com/satellite/825-nigeria/238042-nigeria-digital-rights-group-drags-tech-ministry-to-court

The Guardian: Microsoft Targets 1000 nonprofits for technology donations by 2018: https://guardian.ng/technology/microsoft-targets-1000-nonprofits-for-technology-donations-by-2018/

IT News Africa: Microsoft to Empower Nonprofits in Nigeria: https://www.itnewsafrica.com/2017/06/microsoft-to-empower-nonprofits-in-nigeria/

Nigeria Communications Week: FoI: PIN Gets Leave in case against FG over spying satellites: http://www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/news/foi-pin-gets-leave-in-case-against-fg-over-spying-satellites

Premium Times: Investigation: Two years after, Niger Delta states continue controversial spying programmes: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/235396-investigation-two-years-after-niger-delta-states-continue-controversial-spying-programmes.html

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