A non-governmental organisation, Covenant Ministerial Chaplaincy (CMC), has cautioned journalists against unethical practises while disseminating information to the public, saying that they should be objective in their reports.
The Chairman of CMC, Rev. Bob Alonge, said this yesterday in Abuja while presenting the 2012 “Heroes Award” to some deserving Nigerians.
He said, “There is a high level of corruption in the society which made us to realise the need to go out there and make a difference.
This task is not for a particular people alone but all and sundry including journalists who through objective reports can touch lives and the community at large”.
Rev. Alonge faulted how the media had disseminated negative information either through the electronic or print medium recently which in most cases, had attracted illicit responses from the public, adding that such information led to crisis in the country.
While remarking that bad news sell more, he pleaded with the press to ensure more dedication in giving fair and objective reports which according to him, would contribute in eradicating corruption as well as build a better country.
Among the awardees are Mr. Gbenga Oladimeji, a technical officer with the Directorate Road Traffic and Services, and Mr. Charles Chimezirim, a 2008/ 2009 Batch B member of the National Youth Service Corporation.