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Communiqué issued at the end of Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech organized by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Monday 18th December, 2017 at City Global Hotel, OWerri, Imo State. Preamble

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is implementing a project on curbing Hate and Dangerous Speech with support from MacArthur Foundation, and a component of the project includes holding public sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech. The public sensitization was attended by civil society groups, political party representatives, women groups, youths organizations, traditional and religious leaders and the ...

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CITAD Takes Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech to South East.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. Apart from monitoring and countering Hate and Dangerous Speeches both online and offline, Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) also sensitize the public on the same concept, it is in continuation of the public enlightenment that CITAD with support from MacArthur Foundation today held a public sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech in Owerri, the ...

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CITAD Holds Hate Speech Sensitization Workshop in Uyo.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has today held a sensitization workshop on Hate and Dangerous Speech for members of civil society groups, youths groups, religious and traditional leaders, media, women groups and students associations in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state. CITAD is presently implementing a “Curbing Hate Speech in Nigeria Project” that is ...

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Technology Training on Combating Hate Speech Online Commenced in Abuja.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade.  The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from PeaceTech Lab has commenced a technology training for civil society organizations working in the area of Hate Speech and Peace Building. The training scheduled to last for three days is aimed at equipping the participants with technology tools that can be used to combat hate ...

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Communiqué Issued at the end of “Youths in Peace Building” Conference organized by Center for Information Technology (CITAD) in Bauchi between 15th and 16th November, 2017. Preamble

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from MacArthur Foundation and Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) organized a two days Youths in Peace Building Conference in Bauchi between 15th and 16th November 2017. The conference which took place at Chartwell Hotels and Suites Bauchi brought youths working in the area of peace from different organizations ...

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CITAD Hosts People with Special Needs to Mark International Day of People Living with Disability.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has marked the 2017 International Day of People Living with Disability with a series of activities to highlight their plight. It could be recalled that the center has been implementing an ActionAid International Nigeria supported project “Strengthening Civic Engagement in Electoral Process (SCEEP)” which aims to engage and ...

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CITAD and Fantsuam Foundation Request to Pilot TV White Spaces to Provide Internet Access to Rural Communities.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with Fantsuam Foundation has presented a request to the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) seeking to undertake a pilot of the abundant Television White Spaces in order to provide affordable broadband in the under-served communities in Nigeria. The request was presented by Y.Z Ya’u and John Dada ...

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Things Can Be Difficult But They Are Not Necessarily Impossible-Prof. Jega

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has for over a year been holding a youths mentorship programme titled “Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series (ILERIS) where people that have remarkable achievements in their different endeavors and professions are invited to share their experience with the participating youths so that the youths draw inspiration and direction ...

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CITAD to women: Protect yourselves from pornography

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Dr. Yunusa Zakari Yau has called on women to protect themselves from online violence through engagement in decent activities. Speaking at a one day sensitisation forum organised by CITAD held at Mambayya House in Kano yesterday, Yau said the attitude of using internet to promote nudity, exposes ...

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Karanta yadda ake ‘cin zarafin matan Nigeria a Facebook’

Hakkin mallakar hotoSUNDAY AGHAEZEImage captionShugaban Facebook, Marck Zukerberg ya ziyarci fadar shugaban da ya ziyarci Najeriya kwanakin baya Wani bincike ya nuna cewa mata da dama a arewacin Najeriya su na kaurace wa intanet sakamakon barazana da cin zarafin da suke fuskanta daga ma’abota shafukan sada zumunta, musamman ma Facebook. Kungiyoyin da ke fafutikar kare hakkin jinsi na kallon lamarin ...

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Group decries online violence against women in Kano

Kano based nongovernmental advocacy group, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has decried the spate of violence against women on the internet, describing it as an infringement to their human rights. The group in a research document presented on Wednesday identified facebook, Twitter, Instagram and viber as major social media platforms where women are being subjected to various ...

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Hate Speech Inimical to Our Democracy

By Hassan Ibrahim, Kaduna As 2019 general elections draw closer, the CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT (CITAD), has warned that hate and dangerous speeches could be a threat to the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria. CITAD, at a day public sensitization on hate and dangerous speech in Kaduna, cautioned Nigerians against divisive discussions and rumours calculated to cause confusion and ...

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Group Calls For Patriotism And Selflessness to End Hate Speech in Nigeria

By Joseph Edegbo Kaduna (Nigeria)– Nigerians have been urged to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and selflessness to avoid hate and dangerous speeches in the country.   The advise is contained in a communique issued at the end of a one- day Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speeches organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development CITAD held ...

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Report of Sensitization Workshop

CITAD with support from Embassy of the USA, Abuja held a sensitization workshop on Thursday, 14th December, 2018. The workshop was meant to mark the commencement of the project Creative Space for the Development of Young Women Innovators which the Embassy is supporting as well to serve as an orientation programme for the beneficiaries. Held at Mambayya House, Kano State, ...

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Momoh Commends PeaceTech, CITAD For Combating Hate Speech Online

Bauchi – Mr. John Momoh, the Chairman and CEO of Chanel’s Television , has commended PeaceTech Lab and Centre for  Information and Technology Development (CITAD) for their efforts in combating hate speech through the use of technology tools. He stated this while declaring open a 3 day workshop organized by PeaceTech Lab in collaboration with CITAD and Journalists tagged ‘PeaceTech Exchange for ...

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