By Oyiza Bello, Lokoja
Stallion Times Media Services has urged Media Practitioners in the country to uphold the ethics of journalism for the betterment of the society.
This was made known at a one day media training workshop on the ‘code of ethics for journalists’ on Thursday in Lokoja organized by Stallion Times Media Services under the ‘Get Involved, Dialogue and Improved Project’ in collaboration with Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism with support from the MacArthur foundation.
In his welcome remarks, the Project Coordinator, Isiyaku Ahmed said the idea of the training was to provoke discussion on ethical and moral issues in journalism practice, provide a basis for journalistic ethics as well as build capacity of journalists.
He said journalists as the eye and ear of the public must ensure at all times be balanced in their reportage.
Speaking during a paper presentation on code of ethics for journalists, the lead facilitator, Mr Stephen Salawu said journalists must always strive to separate facts from opinion and report issues in the best interest of the public.
In a goodwill message, the Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kogi State Council, Alhaji Adeiza Momoh-Jimoh who urged the participants to take advantage of the training and improve on their skills as professional reporters, appreciated the facilitators for organizing the training and called for more of such trainings.
The training had 40 practicing journalists drawn from across all the media houses, correspondents, and online news platforms in the state.