PIN opened an ICT Policy Office in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja in April 2013, to focus on Internet Freedom and other ICT Policy-related issues. PIN has strong competencies in ICT capacity building, research and reports. We have trained numerous non-profit organisations and educational institutions in the use of ICTs for digital security, online and social media advocacy etc.
Our work seeks to advance internet freedom, and monitor the legal and policy framework around ICTs in Nigeria to ensure that citizens rights are protected online.
Research assignments and reports completed include Research/Analysis on Nigerian Civil Society Involvement in the World Summit on the Information Society; Research on Youth Involvement in the African Information Society Space; Research on eAdvocacy and Technology Use by Civil Society in Nigeria; Research on Internet Activity During Elections for the OpenNet Initiative (Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Toronto Universities); Research on Possible Internet Censorship in Nigeria, for Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Research on Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians; Research on Internet Freedom in Nigeria; and Research on Social Media Use in Nigeria’s 2011 Elections.
In May 2016, PIN released a report on The Status of Internet Freedom in Nigeria which documented the threats to internet freedom and digital rights with focus on legislative framework and policies in Nigeria and incidents of these threats.
PIN will release a report on the Status of Internet Freedom in Africa at the 11th Internet Governance Forum, in Mexico, in December 2016, and we invite you to please complete our ongoing survey for various African countries here.
Our ICT Policy work, supported by Google, Internews, AccessNow and Citizen Lab, focuses on ICT Policy intervention in the following ways: