FEMA BOSS TASKS MEDIA ON REPORTAGE
The Director General of the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency,(FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss has challenged the media to improve on its reportage through investigative journalism.
He was speaking at the Daily Asset 5th Anniversary Round table in Abuja.
Alhaji Idriss described as unfortunate the peddling of fake news on social media, noting that the mainstream traditional media was not left out.
He also noted the undue interference and censorship of the media by owners and appealed to journalists to work towards owning media outfits.
According to the DG, one of tools politicians use is media ownership.
“When you tune to the media today,you will see them dancing to the tune of the owner”.
“This is the only way you can write on your own and maintain the truth.”
On the delivery of the dividends of democracy, Idriss said Nigerians can keep politicians on their toes by taking an interest in projects cited in their communities.
“Any project that does not address the needs of the people should be reviewed.” He said.
The theme of the Programme is ,THE Media, National Economy, Politics and the 2023 Election.
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