From:Femi, Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan has tasked media practitioners to engage in ‘peace journalism’ in reporting conflict situations.
He gave the advice yesterday
during the Monthly Interfaith Media Center Forum on Peace Journalism held in kaduna yesterday.
Aruwan said by engaging in peace journalism, reporters would as well contribute their quarter to the peace process that would unite the nation through objective reportage.
“The idea of peace journalism was conceived by John Galling, and it is aimed at promoting a peaceful and healthy society.
“Journalists, by their reportage, should be contributing to the peace making process; they should play roles that will promote peaceful coexistence in the society,” he said. The Forum in a communique issued after the meeting called on
Kaduna State government to be proactive by providing security in both public and private schools in the State in order to protect the lives of the students and their teachers.
The Forum also observed that there is an urgent need to educate and enlighten the students about basic security tips so that they can protect their lives.