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Gov Otu’s Aide Meets Online Journalists, Harps On Ethics Of Journalism

The Cross River State Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary Mr. Edem Darlington, has called on the digital journalists to ensure professionalism in their reportage.

He made the call on Thursday in a meeting with the online news reporters in Calabar.

For instance, the meeting highlighted current programs of the Cross River State administration and how the digital journalists can fit into them.

Moreover, Mr Darlington revealed that because Governor Otu believes in the people first agenda, he has begun digital mapping of soil across the state.

“Government has sent agricultural professionals to various communities across the 18 LGAs of the state.”

“They are to determine the soil fertility and the type of crops that can be cultivated on the soil,” he continued.

Therefore, “Governor Otu’s administration means business with the people first agenda and the media is a key stakeholder in that direction.” Mr. Edem assured.

Truth Live News reports that Mr. Edem, former chairman of the Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ)was accompanied by the SA to the Governor on Communication Mr. Nathaniel Otaba and SA New Media.Mr. Ekeng Inyang.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nathaniel Otaba and Mr. Ekeng Inyang, observed a decline of ethical standards in some online news reports.

“If Government does not carry the media along, it cannot achieve its goals,” they noted.

Nevertheless, they advised the journalists to improve on ethical standards in their reportage.

On the other hand, the aides specifically emphasized the need to avoid speculation in news content, especially when the need arise.

“To ensure the media do not tarnish the image of the Governor and the State,” he said. “There will be an improved collaboration between the duo.”



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