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What a Shame
Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence at CBS, New York.
One of the proudest moments in the history of the Nigerian Education sector was the successful implementation and commissioning of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN).
Being the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, the pomp and pageantry that accompanied the unveiling event seemed justified and earned. The network which boasts 465mbps of internet capacity represented 20 times the average connectivity capacity leveraged by the universities.
This was a project conceptualized, deployed and managed by Nigerians under a consortium of indigenous companies including CWG Plc, Airtel, Medalion, Resourcery, and Phase 3; finally, a project for us by us.
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Brian Carey, a political theorist based at the Universities of Limerick and Manchester, has responded to my previous post that made a case against the banning of hate speech. I am publishing his response here (he has published it also on his website) together with my reply below. My thanks to Brian for engaging in the debate, and I hope that this exchange is useful in helping to clarify ideas.
Why hate speech should be banned
Malik says: ’I believe that no speech should be banned solely because of its content; I would distinguish ‘content-based’ regulation from ‘effects-based’ regulation and permit the prohibition only of speech that creates imminent danger.’
Here is one worry with the above. Why should we want to prohibit only that speech which creates imminent danger? Strictly speaking, the only difference between imminent danger and other forms of danger is one…
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