A human rights project has been launched with the goal of promoting Nigerians’ rights in the digital sphere, leveraging opportunities and addressing challenges presented by new technologies.
The e-right project is to provide a safe platform for human rights defenders to report and monitor issues of digital rights breaches.
The enhancing digital rights in Nigeria project formally known as the e-rights project is being implemented by lawyers without borders France, with the support of the European Union in Nigeria.
It is aimed at monitoring issues of data privacy breaches, cyber threats, internet shutdowns and threats to the social media space and to ensure prompt response to cases reported.
To achieve this, a situation room of CSOs, lawyers, academics, tech platforms providers and government partners was established for effective collaboration and coordination of digital rights issues.
Today the e-rights project has officially been launched.
The target groups and beneficiaries of this project are lawyers and judges, activists, government agencies, social media influencers, Nigerian internet users as well as students, the private sector and victims of digital threats.
The implementation area of the project is the FCT, Lagos, Kano and Imo States.
Cyberbullying, stalking and harassment area some of the attendant effects of digitalization, most notably social media.
The target outcome of this project is to create an enabling environment for the enjoyment of digital rights in Nigeria.