The protestors included politicians, farmers, even journalists, and a host of other organisations. They marched to the tahsildar‘s office and presented a memorandum.One protestor slammed weekly newspapers for bringing a bad name to the entire profession, and another targetted the misuse of the right to information (RTI) Act to ferret out information that was later used for extortion. read more
…Journalists should be the watchdog of the society but when the dog that should keep watch over the society is blinded by sand of gratification, the society is doomed. Shouldn't we have stricter measures of enforcing the ethics of journalism? When will journalism cease to be a dead end job and an all- comers affair? Let us all stand up against this rot in our noble profession. The Nigerian Union of Journalists, FCT chapter has recently constituted a committee against fake journalists and impostors; arrests are being made by security agents and this has helped in addressing this challenge to an extent.