Monday, April 14, 2008

Uganda: Shun Politics, Scribes Advised -

Joel OgwangKampala

Journalists should eschew partisan political relation in order to effectively function as society's watchdog, the Vision Group head executive director officer, Henry Martin Robert Kabushenga, have said.

"It is Oklahoma for a journalist to belong to a political party, but when sent to cover political relation or elections, be a journalist. Don't fall in a encampment and suddenly turn into a mobiliser," he said.

Kabushenga, who was addressing the group's upcountry newsmen on Friday, said once journalists go partisan, they lose objectivity, equity and accuracy.

He said inaccurate narratives had cost mass media arrangements a batch of money in word form of compensations paid to aggrieved parties.

"Distinguish between rumors and news stories. Don't state prevarications when reporting."

The deputy sheriff editor-in-chief, Barbara Kaija, asked the journalists to exert honestness and integrity.

"Don't let to be bribed. When compromised, you lose your integrity. Be patient and you will one twenty-four hours be rewarded."

Kaija urged the journalists to detect deadlines.

"The New Vision have some of the best editors in the world, but they are also human. Brand their work easy by doing your part."

News editor Toilet Kakande said the newspaper was striving to spread out as a dominant multimedia, human race social class organisation.

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"The information we print is not just for sale, people necessitate it.

"Avoid confusing what involvements you (the reporter) and a reader. Be aim when reporting," he advised.

The Vision Group is a public-private entity, which prints Bukedde, Orumuri, Rupiny, Etop and The New Vision newspapers alongside popular magazines.

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