Covering confab through phone
Before this conference started about three weeks ago, the secretariat had painstakingly received, processed and accredited dozens of journalists who would do the coverage.
In fact, about a hundred of us were accredited through biometric by the security agency. But this reporter observed that only very handful of us do attend the proceedings, particularly after the presidential inauguration and the confab maiden plenary.
Some of the accredited journalists have been covering the sessions through telephones: “Oga, watsup now? Dem don fight today? Wetin den talk about?” These are some of my colleagues constant inquiries.
But because “all manner” of media organisations, like one of the secretariat staff once said, were accredited, some of my colleagues that are always around are indeed funny.
There is a clique headed by a colleague (I don’t even know his medium), which spends 90 percent of their time at the conference ‘conducting interviews.’
Coupled with the fact that there is also an army of delegates desperately craving for publicity at all cost, these journalists hardly stay at the plenary.
I wonder whether these interviews are either published or aired.