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Journalists tasked on upholding professional ethics ahead of 2023 elections

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has tasked the media across the country to live above board and play its role of being a watch dog of the society by holding accountable the political class especially as the nation approaches another political transition.

This was the view of speakers during a South-South town hall meeting in collaboration with the US government, with the theme “ Agenda setting for sustainable democratic culture”.

Setting the tone for the day, the president Nigeria Guild of Editors, Mustapha Isah harped on the need for the Media to continue to play its role of setting agenda and holding accountable those entrusted with public offices.

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On her part, the US ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard, who was represented by the press attache Jeanne Clark advocated for adequate remuneration for Nigerian journalists in order for them to be objective in their news reportage.

Other stakeholders at the event, commended the role the media played during the military era and charged them to continue upholding the journalism code of ethics despite the unfriendly environment which they operate.

The Nigeria guild of editors, south south town hall meeting was part of series of events organised in the country to sensitise Media practitioners to set agenda for those vying to occupy public offices come 2023 general election.

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