CNN Africa Media Awards
By admin - Sat Jul 21, 6:21 pm
Journalists from across the continent have assembled in Lusaka for the annual wards high on the CNN calendar.
The main partners in the awards are Multichoice, UNICEF, Coca-Cola and Africa Development Bank.
All the partners have expressed the importance of the media in advocacy and development on the continent of Africa.
And Journalists have been urged to give fair and accurate coverage to all political parties.
Joyce Mhaville the managing director of ITV of Tanzania, CNN international Johannesburg South Africa bureau Chief Kim Norgaard and general manager of vanguard news paper of Nigeria urged journalists at a CNN multi choice seminar to be factual in their reporting.
Meanwhile, Post newspaper managing director Fred M’membe has charged that journalism ethics are not for politicians to regulate.
He says politicians are legislators of laws guiding the practice of journalism but that ethics are for journalist to regulate.
Mr. M’membe notes that journalists possess some power which other forces contest and use for their own good.