Jour­nal­ists urged to re­port ob­jec­tively, fol­low ethics code

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - DON’T ES­CA­LATE TEN­SION

Jour­nal­ists should ad­here to the Code of Ethics and be guided by the re­spon­si­bil­ity of pro­mot­ing the well-be­ing of the so­ci­ety in their re­port­ing, Cen­tral re­gional co­or­di­na­tor Naf­tali Mung’athia has said. He urged them to be ob­jec­tive when re­port­ing, es­pe­cially dur­ing the elec­tion and cam­paigns pe­ri­ods. This will stop the height­en­ing of po­lit­i­cal tem­per­a­tures, Mung’athia said. “I have noted that po­lit­i­cal tem­per­a­tures in the re­gion are ris­ing as politi­cians jos­tle for party po­si­tions in the run-up to the gen­eral elec­tion. As a re­sult, the re­gion is bound to see in­creas­ing in­ci­dents of vi­o­lence or in­cite­ment to vi­o­lence as politi­cians try to outdo each other,” he said on Wed­nes­day.

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