As the world marks World Press Freedom Day, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has called on media practitioners in Nigeria to uphold justice, fairness and balance in their reportage.
The lawmaker’s message was anchored on the theme of the Year 2022 celebration: ”Journalism Under Digital Siege”, stressing the need for professionals to confront the surveillance and digitally-mediated attacks on journalists and their work.
He urged practitioners in both the print and electronic media industry to launch a special offensive against fake news pervading the internet, in order to stem the spread of false news.
Senator Wamakko however, commended practitioners in the Nigerian media industry who have stuck to the professional ethics of fairness and balance in their reportage.
He then urged media practitioners, in general, to rededicate themselves to reporting authentic news at all times, and leave behind exemplary legacies for the next generation of Nigerian journalists to build upon.