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Bishop Kukah: Nigerians must resist totalitarian Social Media Bill

30 November 2019 Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Nigeria’s Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, who is also the Episcopal Chair for the Commission, Mission & Dialogue, has sharply criticised the Government of Nigeria for its intention to enact a law that, he says, will stifle legitimate dissent and free speech. In a statement made available to Vatican News by the Catholic News …

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Nigeria bill aims at punishing hate speech with death

28 November 2019 Nigeria is preparing legislation that could mean the death sentence for anyone found guilty of hate speech. It is also contemplating new media laws that have earned it the accusation of trying to curtail free speech. While hate speech on social media is a problem affecting the world, not many countries resort to such extreme measures as are in the …

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Nigeria’s new media code sparks worries over freedom of expression

2 November 2019 Nigeria has announced it will tighten regulations on social media in a bid to fight the “cancer” of fake news and disinformation, but the proposal has triggered an outcry over a potential crackdown on freedom of expression. Information Minister Lai Mohammed says the measure to strengthen the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the state agency overseeing media regulation, …

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