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Babatunde Okunoye

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Information Controls Fellow

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As an Information Controls Fellow, Babatunde will work with the Tor Project to investigate the use of information controls circumvention tools in four African countries: Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

Babatunde will work with the Tor Project to explore the reasons behind an apparent lack of adoption of some of these tools, despite varying levels of censorship being prevalent in each of these country contexts. The project will aim to shed light on the reasons behind this and seek to engage the tools directly to mitigate any issues identified. Objectives include gaining understanding of what tools are adopted during periods of heightened censorship in Africa, why they are adopted, and how they are used; understanding the reasons for the low adoption of these tools in these countries; and collecting usability feedback on these tools - providing this feedback directly back to tools' designers. Babatunde is Research Officer at Paradigm Initiative, where he leads the production of all research output which feeds into the advocacy work of the organization in digital rights and inclusion in Africa

Funding to date

2019 $55,400 12 months
Information Controls Fellowship

Total Funding: $55,400

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