Monday, May 24, 2021

Webinar: Internet Impact Assessment of Nigeria’s proposed Social Media Bill...


Since December 2020, the Internet Society (ISOC), in collaboration with the #DearGovernments Organization (DearGovs) have collaborated on a multi-phased project that aims to assess the impact on the global Internet of certain Internet-related government regulations drawn from various countries. This Project is the product of a synergy between the Regulatory Observatory Division of DearGovs, and ISOC’s “Internet Way of Networking (IWN)” Action Plan for the Year 2020.

The first Tranche of this Project (now completed) has been focused on Nigeria’s proposed Social Media Bill, 2019. Through a collaboration between DearGovs and ISOC-Nigeria, we are pleased to announce the First Public Webinar of this Project; which is being co-hosted to bring together Internet stakeholders from the Nigerian ecosystem to deliberate on the implications and recommendations of the Report of this Tranche of the Project.

Furthermore, a Policy Brief that captures the crux of the Report and its recommendations, as well as inputs from selected stakeholders from the major communities (Technical, Regulatory, Civil Society, and Academia / Research), is being conceptualized as a deliverable of this Webinar. This Policy Brief is intended to serve as an advocacy tool for progressive engagements with Nigerian lawmakers and other stakeholders on the crucial matters that emanate from the proposed Bill.

The Schedule for the forthcoming Webinar is as follows:

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:300pm Nigeria Time (UTC+1)

Venue: Online (Zoom) - Register at https://bit.ly/3bKrXYr


Please download the Draft Project Report here: https://rb.gy/gjdkse

In case you missed attending the Event, click to catch up on the Webinar Agenda, and the Live Recording.



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