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Media tasked on ethical journalism

Media organisations have been urged to foster the culture of ethical journalism in the dissemination of news.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Press Council Nnamdi Njemanze made the call at the opening of a two-day workshop on Thursday with the theme; “Journalism for Democracy in the Digital Age on Ethical Journalism’’ in Abuja.
The workshop is being organised by the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), in collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for media professionals in Africa.

According to Njemanze, imbibing the culture of ethical journalism is the only way the media can sustain the trust of the people.

He stressed the need for journalists to strive to develop themselves, especially in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The executive secretary said it would go a long way in helping them to control the intrusive inflow of poorly processed information.

He said that the media was critical in forging national unity and reducing tension as well as building cohesion.

 

 

He said the theme of the workshop was apt and timely as it was aimed at raising awareness among media professionals on the need to imbibe ethical journalism, good governance and respect for equality.

In his welcome address,  the President of NUJ, Mr Waheed Odusule said many African countries, including Nigeria are undergoing transformation to strengthen national unity and consolidate democratic governance.

Odusule urged participants to take advantage of the workshop to further sharpen their knowledge to better perform their duty.

The workshop is being attended by media professionals from Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Benin, Ghana, Cote d’ Voire, and Nigeria among others.

It aims at exposing journalists to trends in the industry and holding government accountable to good governance
The discourse will also focus on hate speech, self regulation, reporting corruption, terrorism and elections.

1 comment

Jolaiya Anjolaoluwa July 11, 2019 at 11:07 pm

As I was thought in journalism, a journalist is said to be good I’m writing skill. Before you can be a good journalist, you must first be a good writer. This means you must know how to put words together so that they make sense, flow, and are correctly punctuated.

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