Journalists cautioned not to expose themselves to ridicule in the cause of assignments

Journalism has been observed as the 2nd most hazardous profession in the world and, journalists through technology have made the world a place of being.

Chairman League of Veteran Journalists, Mr. Gideon Barde, disclosed this at the opening of a one-day workshop in Plateau State, organized by the Nigerian Civil Defence, over the weekend at the NUJ Press Center Jos.

He urged journalists to always organised themselves so as not to expose themselves in the cause of their assignments, and that they must collaborate and work with each other in harmony.

He called on Security Agencies to stop molesting journalists, adding that security is a tool for people to respect, but with the stage of insecurity has caused ‘unsafe environment’ in the country.

Mr Barde commended the security for offering the wonderful opportunity and the NUJ for creating the favourable environment.

Speaking also, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) chairman, Mr Yakubu Taddy, appealed to Nigeria securities to stop harassing and intimidating journalists, and urged them to see journalists as but “partners in progress.”

He cautioned journalists to always operate, base on the ethical standards of the profession, adding that, “You have to leave and be secure before you report,” and charged them to be part of the insurance scheme.

According to Barde, their seeking collaboration with the NSCDC and other agencies  is for the betterment of the country.


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