All Accredited Media Plus AIT Frees To Cover Buhari –APC ClarifiesFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
From Ganiyu Nasirudeen – The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that all accredited media organizations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rted).
APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a press statement issued Tuesday in Abuja, affirmed that the incoming Buhari’s Administration would not discriminate against any media organization, irrespective of its role during the electioneering campaign leading up to the recent polls.
However, the party enjoined all media organizations to observe the highest level of professional standards in discharge of their duties.
APC clarified: ”There is a Code of Ethics guiding the practice of journalism in Nigeria, and this demands every journalist to ensure a strict adherence to the highest levels of ethics and professionalism in carrying out their duties.
”There must be repercussions, within the realms of the law, for media organizations which have wantonly breached the Code of Ethics of the journalism profession and turned themselves to partisans instead of professionals. But such repercussions will not include barring any accredited media organization from covering the activities of the President-elect”
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