CSO Calls for Withdrawal of Bills Threatening Citizen's Rights to Digital Freedom and Expression
A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Center for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development, also known as the Center for Liberty, CFL, called for the withdrawal of bills threatening citizens’ rights to digital freedom and freedom of expression.
This was contained in an address signed by co-conveners, CFL, Adebayo Raphael, and Maryam Ahmed, where they pointed out that the inestimable role of digital platforms, including social media, in Nigeria, has been well-accentuated throughout Nigeria’s response and fight against COVID-19 so far.
CFL is a non-governmental organization and a coalition of renowned right holders and groups, committed to social change, social justice, and the protection of civic spaces and human rights in Nigeria.
In the statement the CFL announced the commencement of a Digital Freedom Advocacy which is being sponsored by Voice Nigeria and aimed at facilitating citizens’ engagement on digital freedom, with the specific goal of ensuring the withdrawal of legislative bills threatening citizens’ rights to digital freedom and freedom of expression, as guaranteed by Nigeria’s constitutional democracy.
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