President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, tasked media practitioners on the need for responsible journalism as a means of instilling good governance and democratic principles.
He gave the charge while declaring the 67th World Congress of International Press Institute (IPI) opened at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president said dynamics of the information age has shown that responsible journalism would naturally negate the promotion of hate speech including propagation of fake news in any discerning society.
“In a world where the borderline between hate speech and free speech has become blurred, good journalism matters. In an environment where fake news dwarfs investigative reporting, Good Journalism Matters. For survival in an increasingly competitive field, Good Journalism Matters. Good journalism promotes Good Governance. I therefore urge participants to give depth to the topic in your discussions and conclusions,” he said. Read more