Tourism minister tasks media on fair reporting
Tourism and National Orientation minister Mr. Edem Duke has called on the media covering the ongoing national conference to report issues with objectivity, balance and fairness devoid to avoid sending wrong signals to the public.
Duke said this in Abuja at a one day media roundtable on reporting the national conference where he said the media has a professional and ethical responsibility to report issues at the national conference.
“If arguments, debates and other issues are not professionally reported, they are capable of sending wrong signal to the world. The fairness and objectivity remained the hallmark of the media; hence the Nigerian journalists must promote the values that unite her,” he said.
He said that the success of the national conference would depend on the media.
“I salute the courage and the resilience of the media especially on the enthronement of democracy,” the minister said.
Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA) Mr. Mike Omeri said the ethics of journalism placed a huge burden on the media, not only to hold the people’s representative accountable but providing objective, balance and fair reportage.