‘Tackle Insecurity In Journalism’

 ‘Tackle Insecurity In Journalism’

Experts have urged the Federal Government to tackle insecurity facing journalists in the country.
Chief Executive Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Ehi Iden stated this in Lagos at the World Day for Safety of Journalists which was organised by Safety and Security Watch.
He noted that the measure would end the killing of journalists and lack of justice facing those in the profession.
Iden also urged the government to sign the National Occupational Health and Safety Bill to engender an enabling environment for journalists to strive without the risk of hindrance or interference.
According to him, journalists needs the asurance of safety and justice, even as he urged media employers to establish a system that is capable of tracking journalists in their beats.
Iden added that employers must ensure that “the job is not all about making profit and news breaks, but also about the safety of the people breaking the news”.
Publisher, Safety and Security Watch Dr. Amaechi Chinyere urged journalists to do their jobs safely. She noted that there were many ways journalists suffer hazards.
“Journalists should have emergency plans and should always access assignments before they go for it,” she said.


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