Nigeria instituted a Twitter ban nation-wide on June 4, threatening "prosecution of offenders," after Twitter deleted a violence-inciting tweet by Nigerian President Buhari. Many fear this most recent move could be a precursor to further democratic clampdowns and an internet shutdown - a practice used in 29 countries last year to silence protests, sway elections or hide human rights violations.
As the clash between nation states and "cloud nations" intensifies, regular citizens are stepping up to defend democratic norms. Join us on June 30, as we speak with Ashoka Fellow Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm HQ about building civic power and defending digital rights & inclusion across the African continent.
The conversation will be about 30 minutes. Bring your questions!