A college Don, Dr Isa Saidu at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has enjoined journalists to adhere strictly to the ethics of the profession and get precautionary actions to strike a stability involving the profession and survival.
He manufactured the appeal for the duration of a workshop on “Objective media towards improved National Security” structured by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zaria Unit in collaboration with the Federal College of Instruction (FCE) Zaria.
Saidu observed that Nigeria has witnessed different conflicts because its independence, stressing that with the arrival of the democratic dispensation, there had been political violence, insurgency, terrorism and banditry, among some others.
Talking on a paper titled, “Insecurity and journalism in Nigeria: addressing the predicament of roving journalists”, Saidu spelled out that journalists are significantly fascinated in crises as they strive to react to the calling of their job.
The University don famous that the noble career of journalism is from time to time a risky journey, pointing out that the risks journalists encounter are not minimal to conflict zones.
He pressured, “Covering politics, religion and other social routines have their affiliated hazards.”
He additional explained that crisis helps make it required for journalists to constantly continue to be expert in the discharge of their obligations, declaring that adhering to the ethics of journalism has the potential to minimize the dangers that journalists might deal with.
The chairman of the celebration, Abdurrahman Nuhu Bayero, Dan Iyan Zazzau, advocated for a improved pay out deal for journalists across the nation.
He also called for an conclusion of “Your ID Card is Your food ticket” plan by some private media residences in the country.
Contributing, Dr. Suleiman Balarabe, Acting Provost, Federal Higher education of Training Zaria re-echoed the need for journalists to cross-look at, and recheck the data they have before likely to push.
He explained journalists have to also learn to be exact, well balanced and honest in their reportage to justify the believe in reposed on them by their teaming viewers.