Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has trained some journalists in Adamawa on countering hate speech and gender-based violence.
Speaking at the workshop in Yola, the coordinator of the project, Mr Hamza Ibrahim, said the programme was aimed at creating awareness around hate speech and violence against women.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme was organised with support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
Some of the participants at the one-day training include 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 their knowledge on hate speech, category of speeches and their role, as journalists, in countering and discouraging the menace.
The highlight of the occasion was the unveiling of a new journal titled: ‘Women in Poison Arena: Hate Speech, Online Gender Violence and Elections in Nigeria’ which was written by CITAD on challenges faced by women in Nigerian politics.
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