What is it about?

Revenge pornography (porn) is the online distribution of sexually uncensored images/videos of another person without consent and to cause embarrassment/torment. This paper highlights the prevalence of revenge porn in Nigeria and proposes legal solutions to address this phenomenon.

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Why is it important?

The study found that the current state of laws in Nigeria are ill-equipped to tackle of revenge porn. It canvasses for the criminalization of non-consensual porn and makes a case for cyber-censorship of contents by internet service service providers.


I hope this article offers insights on the prevalence of revenge porn and the need for its criminalization in all jurisdictions.

Dr Ifeoma Nwafor

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This page is a summary of: Revenge Pornography in Nigeria: A Call for Legal Response and Cyber-Censorship of Content by Internet Service Providers, African Journal of Legal Studies, August 2020, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/17087384-12340061.
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