CITAD trains Journalists in Adamawa on hate speech, gender-based violence

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday, trained some journalists in Adamawa on countering hate speech and gender-based violence.

Speaking at workshop in Yola, CITAD Coordinator of Project, Mr Hamza Ibrahim, said the programme was aimed at creating awareness around hate speech and violence against women.

News Agency of Nigeria () that the programme was organised  with support from National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Some of  the participants at the one-day training included Hussaini Hammagabdo, Umar Dankano, Ibrahim Abdulaziz, Hindi Livinus and Amina Abdullahi, Tina Phineas and Tina Valdon.

The journalists lauded the training, which they said, had  broadened   knowledge on hate speech, category of hate speeches and role, as journalists, in countering and discouraging the menace.

Highlight of the occasion was the unveiling of a Journal on challenges faced by women in Nigerian politics, written by CITAD.

also that the Journal is titled: ‘Women in Poison Arena: Hate Speech, Online Gender Violence and Elections in Nigeria’. ()