- Search Results
 
 
Catholic Media Director Challenges Journalists
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2015

Montserrado County Flag

 

 

 

Catholic Media Director Challenges Journalists

By Robert Dixon/LINA

MONROVIA January 23 (LINA) - The Director of the Catholic Media Center (CAMCAM), Father Ambrose Dayouga Kroma, has challenged journalists to “take a moment and judge” the potential impact of offensive, divisive and inflammatory comments before reporting them.

He said failure to give due consideration to this delicate act of managing and balancing information in journalism does result to tragic consequences, according tothe Liberia News Agency.

Fr. Kroma made the statement Thursday at a start of the second in a series of workshops centered on Ethics of Journalism organized by the CAMCAM for staff of the Catholic Church-run Radio VERITAS.

“While it remains true that the dawn of a new democratic space and process in Liberia has allowed for a multiplicity of media houses and also an increase in the level of press freedom, this unfortunately has not translated into higher standards as it relates to ethics of journalism,” Fr. Kroma observed.

He indicated that it is regrettable that some journalists and media institutions have become foot-soldiers for propaganda and the promotion of selfish interest and agenda contrary to the national agenda.  

He emphasized that needless to state that whenever media institutions are manipulated by self-interests and personal aggrandizement, good journalist will inadvertently do damage when they report controversial and sensational stories out of context.

LINA

latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency