Edo NUJ advised members on complete adherence to ethics of the profession, remain apolitical in campaign stories


May 2, 2023

By Mercy Onyenweli 

Ahead of 2023 general election ,the Edo State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Festus Alenkhe has called on Journalists in the State to adhere strictly to the ethics of the Journalism profession as they go about reporting political stories.

Comrade Festus Alenkhe made this known through a media statement signed and made  available to journalists   in the state.

According to the press release,  “Journalists must remain apolitical in the course of marketing party candidates ahead of the election despite their personal political interest”.

Comrade Festus Alenkhe stressed that as journalists, adherence to the ethics of the profession  remain a top priority as any member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Edo state found deeply making his political interest public would be made to face the Ethics /Disciplinary committee of the union . 

He further said that members of  the Edo state council of the  NUJ Disciplinary Committee would be on ground to monitor the activities of Journalists who would want to defy the union’s constitution on neutrality in political news gathering. 

Comrade Alenkhe  however added that journalists must cross check their stories before puting it out for public consumption while shunning being used by politicians to report libelous and scandalous news reports about any candidate.

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