The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was launched in 2014 as an initiative of African civil society to define and strengthen internet principles, standards and responsibilities in Africa. It aims to advance a movement in support of an internet which is accessible, locally relevant, and a tool for successful development. This initiative paved the way for an Internet Governance regime for Africa with particular reference to the proposed Digital Rights and Freedom Bill for Nigeria.
Our guest for the week, Edet Ojo gave insights into the Declaration document and the proposed Digital Rights and Freedom Bill for Nigeria.
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Edetaen Ojo is Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda in Lagos, which works to promote and defend freedom of expression in Nigeria. He is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Accra-based regional freedom of expression organization, the Media Foundation for West Africa.
Mr. Ojo has worked on Freedom of Information, media freedom and freedom of expression, media development, Internet freedom, human rights and democracy issues in Nigeria, regionally and internationally for over 18 years and currently chairs the Working Group on the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), which has its Secretariat in Windhoek, Namibia.
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