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Media Tasked to Be Fair, Balanced in Election Reporting

A group, the Media Scholar’s Network (MSN), has charged journalists to be fair and balanced in the reportage of elections in the country.

The group also advised media houses to avoid sensationalism, in order to help douse the tense atmosphere in the country.

Its advice was issued after a two-day media training for political reporters, held at the University of Lagos. The training was done in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a paper presented at the event by Mrs. Abigail OgwezzyNdisika, an Associate Professor, in the Department of Mass Communication, of the university, she urged media practitioners to desist from being partisan in the discharge of their duties.

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