Masindi LC V Boss Cautions Journalists Against Unprofessional Behavior
By Brian Atuhura
Masindi District Chairperson, Cosmas Byaruhanga has cautioned journalists against unprofessional conduct and abusing their ethics.
Byaruhanga says, some journalists have abused the ethical code of conduct, something that has led the journalism profession loss respect by some members of public.
He also advised the media practitioners to always give balanced information when filing news articles since this can make or break a nation.
He added, "You should maintain your dignity to create peace and development".
He said this, while closing a three day Media Practitioners' training that commenced from Wednesday 15th December to Friday 17th December, organized by Media Council Uganda and held at Country Inn Hotel Masindi under the theme, "The Drive For a Responsible Media Uganda".
The media practitioners' training was graced by 74 participants including; News Editors, Reports and Communication Officers from Bunyoro Sub-Region.
The District Chairperson later on, awarded certificates of completion of the media training to all the 74 participants who attained skills in various topics that where handled by the experts in the journalism field.
Speaking at the same event, the Acting Communication Officer for Bulisa District Hannington Tibaijuka on behalf of participants he decried the plight that the journalist go through while covering crime stories and political stories as many of them fall victims of brutality from the men in uniform.
Meanwhile, Steven Wandera, the President of Bunyoro Greater Media Practitioners' Association (GMEPA), appreciated the journalist for exhibiting objective and positive news coverage.
He however, called upon reporters to portray value and have respect for the public.