Civic Space

Nigeria's civic space is being repressed by sponsored attacks on civil liberties that threaten the foundation of democracy. This has led to a climate of fear where journalists and activists self-censor to avoid persecution, undermining public demand for transparency and responsible governance. To preserve civic freedoms, swift intervention mechanisms are critical to the ongoing struggle.

Public Policy Forum: Civic Space and Accountability

Mr. Anthony Ojukwu, Esq.

Executive Secretary, NHRC

Ms. Ene Obi

Convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room

Ms. Abiodun Baiyewu

Country Director, Global Rights

Panelists (L–R)

Mr. Richmond Iheme, NHRC, Mr. Amara Nwankpa, Yar’Adua Foundation, Ms. Osai Ojigho, Amnesty International