American Embassy Charge Nigerian Journalist to Adhere to Ethics of Journalism.


By Abdullahi jalaluddeen

The United States mission spokesperson Jeanne Clark has Charged Nigerian Journalist to always adhere to the ethics of the profession .

Jeanne Clark Stated this during a Town Hall meeting organized by the United States embassy to Nigerian and guild of editors for the north west zone in Kano.

She said the objectives of the meeting was to work together to earn respect and trust of the larger Society by demonstrating the professionalism of the media through verified facts before reporting.

Mrs. Clark said the Town Hall meeting will boost the morale of Nigerian media in being fair and just when writing their reportage aimed of Sustaining the Nations Democracy.

She added that the United States was taking bold action in Five key areas,which includes supporting free and independent media, fighting corruption, bolstering democratic reformers, advancing technology for democracy and defending Free and fair elections and political processes.

In his welcome address the national president Nigerian guild of editors Mustafa Isa said the town hall meeting will provide a platform for media stakeholders to undertake self-scrutiny and also begin a robust conversation on a framework for Media regulation.

He commended the United States embassy in Nigeria for organizing the event.

Speaking while presenting a paper, the former Dean of Social Sciences Bayero University Kano professor kamilu Sani Fagge said journalists have a great time to play in ensuring the sustenance of the Nations Democracy.

Earlier the Kano state commissioner of information Malam Muhammad Garba on behalf of kano state government Applauded the U.S embassy for choosing kano for the event, stressing that the meeting came at the right time when the 2023 general election was approaching.

The royal father of the day his highness the emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero commended the United States embassy for organizing the event for the benefit of media people of zone.

The meeting themed agenda setting for sustainable democratic culture” was attended by members of the guild of editors from the zone and other working journalist.

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