Nigeria – Coalition of NGOs Tasks Media On Free, Fair Reports On Conflicts


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By Ahmad Umar:

Northeast Coalition of Civil Societies has called on  the Media to be free, fair on reporting communal clashes in the country.

The Coalition made the call in a statement signed by the chairman, Ahmed Shehu and Director Publicity, Sadiq Sadiq shortly after its Mid-year Congress in Bauchi, Northeast of the country.

The coalition says it observes with dismay what it called the diminishing free and fair  investigative journalism being practised by some media Houses in the country

“We enjoined media practitioners to respect ethical standards in the discharge of their responsibilities, any media that fails to be responsible and reporting correct news, relevant regulating agencies should take action against such media organization.”

“As we approach 2019 election we called on government, politicians, and security agencies to discharge their duties fairly and in conformity took the constitution of the country.

“We believe in unity and existence of Nigeria as one indivisible country and we advised government and relevant agencies to sanction or bring to justice any individual or group that was identified beyond reasonable doubt to be involved in the divide.

The coalition also called on the citizens, politicians, religious, traditional and communities leaders not to over heat the polity that could cause division across the country, “it  emphasised that all citizens have the right and liberty to live in any part of the country, irrespective of tribal  and religious affiliations as enshrined in the constitution”.

 

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