By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) Nigeria Office recently held a Media Engagement for Kaduna based journalists, where they were urged to always ensure they publish and broadcast only factual and truthful reports.
Chief Operations Officer of CSW, Mrs. Agera Teman Liti in her remarks, said that their mission is to promote religious liberty by mobilizing the general public to pray and stand in the gap on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian Faith and to provide solidarity and support to the poor and needy evidence/issue based advocacy.
“CSW Nigeria believes in equal rights and opportunities for men, women, youth and children, transparency and accountability and respect for diversity,” she said.
Mrs. Liti added that they also promote mutual trust and support, solidarity with victims of religious rights violations and accuracy in reporting facts.
She explained that their activities include training, advocacy, mediation, research/study and aid to victims of violent religious conflicts.
“Our objectives include promoting religious freedom through evidence/issue based advocacy to enhance peaceful coexistence, promote religious tolerance in communities through mediation and trust/confidence building,” she informed.
She added that their objectives also include strengthening the capacity of community members for effective functioning of community peace groups to ensure peaceful coexistence.
According to her, the group with a vision of an equitable and peaceful society seeks the support of the media in achieving same.
The media round table was attended by media executives and practitioners from the print, broadcast, new media and online platform.
The interactive session witnessed debates on how the media can contribute positively towards ensuring an egalitarian society.