Journalists in Taraba State have decried over impunity for crimes against Journalists.
This was the view of all Journalists who participated in the Campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists which took place in Jalingo as directed by the International Federation of Journalists, IFJ.
The event commenced on Friday November 2nd, a day that was set aside by the United Nations to commemorate special impunity days: for the Campaign to end impunity against Journalists in the world.
According to the International Federation of Journalists IFJ’s statistics show that, seventy three Journalists have lost their lives in 2018.
The NUJ Chairman of Taraba State Council Comrade Jovita Shafe expressed concern over the number of Journalists that lost their lives within 2018 in countries like, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Malta and Mexico.
He described the recent killing of a Saudi Arabian Journalist Jalal Kashuggi as barbaric and called on the authorities dealing with issues to ensure the rights of Journalists are protected and end the blood shed.
The Chairman said journalism is a profession that must be protected, therefore he called on authorities to ensure practitioners are well protected at all levels.
Comrade Shafe advised journalists to key into investigative Journalism as well as to desist from allowing themselves to be used by desperate politicians, especially during the 2019 general elections.