Although the Mid West Humanists have met every month since 2008, at times stories arise in the news here, and we the local group have not put input into local radio or newspapers.
From the meeting in September 2012 the members have wanted to encourage the local press and radio to take input from us on stories affecting humanist, atheist, and secular people, including cases of discrimination against them.
At the meeting on 19 December 2012 those present edited an information document for the press, and a press release which is due to be sent when the Constitutional Convention starts to look at the Blasphemy provision.
We plan to send the general information document to local newspapers and to local radio stations in the second week of January 2013. It will describe the group and its aims, and provide a contact number and email for any paper or station who want a secular, humanist, or atheist view on any news items in the Mid West region.
We hope this will mean that the local media will give our point of view some airing. We hope this will contribute to changes in society, towards a secular society.