MRA Organizes Workshop on Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

Mr. Ojo Edetaen, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda
Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) is organising an intensive two-day advocacy workshop for representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to build their capacity to advocate on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill.

The workshop, which is scheduled to take place in Abuja on June 28 and 29, 2017, is meant to improve civil society understanding of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill, build the capacity of the participating CSOs to advocate for its passage in the National Assembly and increase civil society engagement in the ongoing legislative process on the Bill.

The Keynote Address at the event will be delivered by Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital/New Media on: “Protecting Human Rights Online in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges”.

The training will be conducted in plenary, break-out and practical sessions.

Among topic that will be treated are The State of Digital Rights and Freedoms in Nigeria; Understanding the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill; Making the Case Against Network Disruptions in Africa; Effective Communications in Campaigns and Advocacy; Conducting Advocacy in the National Assembly; Building an Effective Coalition for Civil Society Engagement; Maintaining Consistent Messaging in Digital Rights Advocacy, among others

MRA is convening the workshop as part of a Global Internet Freedom Program supported by Global Partners Digital (GPD) in London, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) in Washington DC.