International Press Institute opposes Nigeria hate speech, social media bills

 
Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 - Nationwide
 

International Press Institute (IPI) has opposed Nigeria’s proposed legislation to regulate social media and the use of hate speech in the country.

“The International Press Institute (IPI, Nigerian Chapter) firmly understands the implications of any law with contentious provisions for free speech, press freedom, media independence, safety of journalism practitioners and the unhindered operations of media businesses,” IPI, Nigeria chairman Kabiru Yusuf said in a statement.

“We wish to make it known that IPI does not in any way support the peddling of Hate Speech, Fake News and deliberate misinformation through any social or conventional media platform.”

 
 

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source: Guardian