Conflict Reportage: Mercy Corps, Interfaith mediation centre commences training of Kaduna Journalists
Pursuant to effective conflict Sensitive Reporting by Journalists, Mercy cops in collaboration with Interfaith mediation centre had begun training of Kaduna Journalists.
Speaking on Wednesday at the NUJ Kaduna premises Venue of the training, Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists Kaduna State Council Asma’u Yawo Halilu said “Mercy Corp and the Interfaith have taken time to train about 40 members today, other private organizations and the state government are working towards training more of our members soon.
Asma’u maintained that “the topic for today’s training is apt, considering how in recent time, some journalists were arrested or jailed in the course of their duties. Many of whom became victims because they lack knowledge on conflict sensitivity reportage. “
On good journalism, the Chairman said, we must conduct assessment during conflict situation to understand the parties involved and the roles they play in the situation before we dissiminate any information.
‘More so, while reporting conflict, a reporter is expected to be neutral, firm, disciplined, sincere and factual so that we don’t put ourselves in trouble.
‘Considered the fourth realm and the mirror of the society, we must at all cost adhere strictly to the ethics of the profession, especially while reporting conflict.
‘It is on this note that the Council leadership is urging you all, being the beneficiaries of this workshop to take the training serious in the interest of the profession and nation building. She stressed