Press Freedom Day:  Media Expert speaks against Quacks

Press Freedom Day: Media Expert speaks against Quacks

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Mike Odeh James 

Worried over how some media outfits  in the country are now turning phone callers ,quacks and other un-professional  into the field of journalism ,the assistant Director African Climate Reporters, Dr Piman Hoffman has called on all media houses across the country to stop recruiting phone callers –and other un-trained personnel as journalists  in order to save the profession.

According to him, there is need to addressed the increasing  number of quacks and other unprofessional into the profession, in view of the set-back they are bringing to the noble profession day-by-day.

Adding that Nigerian union of journalist, National Press council and National broadcasting corporation  with other network and agencies that protect journalist right must joined hands collectively to tackle this problem that is affecting media organization .

“There is need to joined hands collectively ,so as to kick out quacks in the profession”

He said ,Most private media are now recruiting un-professional into the field of journalism without knowing the ethic of the profession .

“they are using them for cheap -labor, while abandoning the trained once that are graduate from schools of journalism and mass communication”

Mohammed said, as the world celebrate world international press freedom day, there is need for all media organization to be recruiting only professional journalist,  so as to enabled them  do  their job perfectly without any hindrance

He called on media organization to be paying their workers on time in order to strengthens their efforts,while drawing the attention of media out pit  that usually don’t pay their staff to halt such attitutes

Also appealing to media organization to  eoutlets.eir staff with any necessary working materials and gadget , with training on developmental journalism to enhance their strength.

While calling on journalist  world-wide  to shun all forms of  yellow-journalism and join all stake holders on peace building on the fight against Fake-news on the social media outlets.

African climate Reporter Director  then called   on Nigerian Union of journalist to fight quacks , and make show that all media organization are paying ther staff regularly to avert violating journalists right

As covid 19 pandemic continued to exposed many things, there is need to trained more science journalist in order to support the fight against the spread of the virus

WorldPress freedom day is usually celebrated on the 3rd of march every