BudgIT, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria) and Paradigm Initiative (PIN) will hold the fifth edition of the bi-annual Pan-African New Media, Citizens, and Governance Conference (NMGC) on November 17, 2022. The organisers made this known in a press statement issued on Monday, August 22, 2022, three months to the conference.
In recent times, there have been several attacks on digital rights in Africa. Digital rights are human rights in online spaces. These rights include but are not limited to, the right to privacy, freedom of opinion and speech, freedom of information and communication, gender rights, and the right to freedom from violence.
Citizens’ digital rights are breached if they are the subject of digital surveillance if they are covertly targeted with disinformation to manipulate their beliefs and behaviour, if their mobile or internet connection is restricted, or if they are arrested or attacked for expressing a political opinion online.