Working journalists in Bauchi State have been cautioned to be wary of indiscriminate political social media platforms that affect their professional conduct negatively, Apex News Exclusive reports.

They were also reminded of their constitutional roles of informing, educating and entertaining the public on issues capable of promoting unity, development and tranquility.

The reminder was contained in a communique issued at the end of the State Executive Committee Meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bauchi State Council held on Wednesday 2, November, 2022.

The SEC therefore tasked members to intensify more on fact-checking their news items before disseminating in order to curb the increasing cases fake news and hate speeches.

The meeting, chaired by the State Council Chairman of the Union, Comrade Umar Sa’idu called for concrete action against impunity for crimes against Journalists.

It called on governments and international organizations to take necessary action against attacks on journalists as the World marks International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

The State Council warned members especially practicing journalists against unethical campaigns for political parties and candidates, saying that such act is a violation of their ethical conduct.

The Communique Drafting Committee was chaired by the Vice Chairman of the Council, Ahmed Kaigama while Isah Mohammed Jungudo of BRC Chapel and Rauf Oyewole of Correspondents Chapel served as member and secretary respectively.


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