Journalists charged to lead discussion on deepening democracy.

By Abubakar Baba Ahmad

Journalists have been advised to be at the forefront in setting the agenda for discourse towards deepening the tenets of democracy in the country.

The Press Attaché US Embassy in Nigeria Ms Jeanne Clark gave the advice at the end of a three day training on Peace Journalism organised by the embassy in collaboration with Channels Academy and the NUJ.

Ms Jeanne Clark who is also the Embassy’s Information Officer said journalists remain key in ensuring that domocracy strives, and promised to support them to succeed.

While commending the participants for their zeal and determination throughout the period, the Information Officer urged them to ensure they practicalise the knowledge gained and train others.

Speaking on behalf of Channels Academy, the Assistant General Manager Operations Mr Kingsley Uranta thanked other partners for seeing to the success of the program and called for the training of more media stakeholders especially editors and producers to ensure seemless transition.

In a remark, the Coordinator Bauchi training centre Alhaji Inuwa Bello appreciated the trainees for their active participation throughout the three day workshop, and urged them to step down the knowledge to other colleagues.

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