Ondo 2020: Let professionalism be your information throughout guber ballot – IPC, IMS inform journalists

With about 15 days to the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, journalists who will probably be protecting the electoral course of have been suggested to imbibe a excessive stage {of professional} conduct within the discharge of their duties.

The Worldwide Press Centre, IPC and the Institute for Media and Society, IMS gave the cost throughout a one-day media stakeholders roundtable put collectively below the European Union Assist to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Challenge for about 40 political journalists and editors in Ondo State.

Whereas talking on the theme ‘Skilled, Inclusive and Battle Delicate Reporting of the Ondo State Governorship Election”, the Govt Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, represented by the Programme Supervisor of IPC, Mr. Sanmi Falobi stated the thrust of the roundtable was to have interaction the media within the state on truthful, balanced, language-sensitive and conflict-sensitive reporting of the elections.

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In line with Akin Akingbulu of IMS, the occasion was aimed toward deepening the position of the media in selling skilled and moral reportage of electoral processes, together with battle sensitivity in media protection and reportage of the forthcoming polls.

Whereas addressing contributors drawn from the printed, print and on-line media, Prof. Tokunbo Adaja from Joseph Ayo Babalola College, urged journalists to embrace and exhibit a excessive commonplace of professionalism through the electoral course of to earn and maintain public confidence.

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On his half, Prof. Ayo Ojebode from the Division of Communication and Language Arts, College of Ibadan suggested newsmen to be guided by the media code in skilled and moral protection of the election in addition to make sure that balanced reporting of all political events is assured for all candidates.

In the meantime, through the programme, journalists within the state have been lauded for his or her excessive stage of professionalism within the build-up to the governorship election with an admonition that the development be maintained by your entire electoral course of, together with the protection of post-election points.

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