ACTION GROUP ON FREE CIVIC SPACE’S (AGFCS’) LATEST REPORTS RAISE ALARM OVER THE USE AND MISUSE OF THE SECURITY RHETORIC TO RESTRICT CIVIC FREEDOMS IN NIGERIA

The Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS) welcomes you to the launch and presentation of its latest joint action research reports: The Security Playbook of Digital Authoritarianism in Nigeria and, Harms from Abroad – The Impact of Global Security Measures on the Civic Space in Nigeria. The two reports present the findings of a three-part study which examined how the military and non-military measures—mostly copied from abroad—deployed to combat numerous security threats in the country, including terrorism in the north-east region, create opportunities for the use and abuse of counterterrorism (CT) and security laws to curtail civic freedoms. This is potentially becoming the dominant driver of closing civic space in Nigeria.

SIGNED BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS
1. INTERACTIVE INITIATIVE FOR SOCIAL IMPACT (DATAPHYTE)
2. THE INITIATIVE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS (TIERS)
3. SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C
4. JUSTICE RIGHTS INITIATIVE (JRI)
5. VISION SPRING INITIATIVES (VSI)
6. CENTRE FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES (CCD)
7. WORLD IMPACT DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (WIDEF)
8. RULE OF LAW AND ACCOUNTABILITY ADVOCACY CENTRE (RULAAC)
9. BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PEACE FOUNDATION (BBFORPEACE)
10. SB MORGEN INTELLIGENCE (SBM INTELLIGENCE)
11. YOUTHS RIGHT AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY CENTRE (YEAC)

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