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Thursday, February 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Combating Fake News, Hate Speech and the Cyber-Crime Acts

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In a world where everybody is connected, everybody is at risk. Social media has helped to improve political participation and citizens engagement with public servants in Nigeria, however there are some danger posed by the misuse/abuse of it. 

Some of the dangers of social media platforms are spread of fake news and inciting comments/hate speech which can heat up the polity.
There should be consequences for those actions, but it must follow due process and not the current way we go about it such that citizens are indiscriminately arrested and detained without due process and charging them to court. Cybercrime Act is also an instrument of oppression in the hands of the state.

This session will shed light on diverse perspectives on the regulation of social media. and share international best practices on regulation.

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Chioma Agwuegbo

Founder, TechHerNG
Talk to me about women and politics in Nigeria enabled by media and technology. I have 10 years+ experience with advocacy, government engagement, and coordination of media and civil society.
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Iyabo Awokoya

Managing Director, Sages Consult Limited
Mrs Iyabo Awokoya is a management, socio-economic and legal consultant with at least 30 years’ experience in the three disciplines. Her consulting slant is in multilateral institutions’ projects in the public sectors (Federal Government and State Governments), private and civil... Read More →
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'Gbenga Sesan

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative
‘Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights through its offices in Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia. Prior to starting Paradigm Initiative, 'Gbenga led the Lagos Digital... Read More →
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Jude Abaga (MI)

CEO, Chocolate City Music
An accomplished rapper, singer, songwriter and producer with many national and international awards for his works in music.

Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
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