CAMEROON: Journalists schooled on Management of information during crisis
11.10.2017-Yaoundé/ National Communication Council: Journalists schooled on Management of information during crisis
The National Communication Council (NCC) has schooled media practitioners on the proper management of information during crisis.
The one-day training session attended by media practitioners was organised this Wednesday 11th October 2017 at the Yaoundé Conference Centre.
The recent socio-political development in Cameroon has witnessed journalists taking sides, uttering hate speeches, provocative comments and other unethical practices.
The President of the NCC, Peter Esoka stepped in to ensure that media practitioners uphold professionalism irrespective of the situation.
"How does the professional work in situation of crisis? We want people to be objective in their reporting. It is the duty of the NCC as a regulator to call the media to order," Peter Esoka reiterates.
Randy Joe Sa'ah, Publisher of The Voice newspaper is amongst participations of the training.
He discussed some of the issues media men are confronted with in time of crisis, "Many journalists do ignore their role as reporters or analysts and have now become supporters or propagandists. Some even go to the extent of recommending sanctions for particular group of Cameroonians."
During the session, Journalists were enjoined to remain truthful, objective and avoid hateful, provocative and derogatory comments.Journalists and media practitioners at the end of the session agreed to put a keen eye on professional ethics and deontology.
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