By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese of Delta State, Michael Odogwu Elue on Sunday, urged journalists to always be on the side of truth.
He enjoined journalists to communicate the gospel by advancing the virtues of unity, love and peace in their daily job.
Bishop Elue gave the admonition in a homily during a Holy Mass at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Asaba, as part of activities marking the 2021 World Communications Day.
Themed: ‘Come and See’ the 2021 edition of World Communications Day is the 55th in the series.
Represented by Rev. Fr. Steve Mario Isioma, and assisted by the Director of Communications in the diocese, Rev. Fr. Charles Uganwa, Bishop Elue urged newsmen to avoid the temptation of hearsay in the discharge of their duties.
“Do not seek opinion by what you hear only. Do not judge people by what you hear only. Always strive to know the truth because a lot people depend on you for the authentic information.
“So, be on the side of truth always, not on the side of government because of pecuniary benefits. There are risks in investigating stories but telling the truth is the job satisfaction in journalism,” he said.