Journalists must adhere to set standards – Ngilazi

 Journalists must adhere to set standards – Ngilazi

Zambian Journalists must resolve to continue bringing pride to the profession by adhering to the set standards and ethics.

This is because journalists have a duty to viewers, listeners, and readers to keep them well informed in a professional manner.

Henry Ngilazi, a Media Consultant and Diplomat said Journalists ought to continue to reflect on their profession, celebrate their milestones and make improvements on challenges.

Mr Ngilazi said there is a lot that the media in Zambia has achieved as a profession that journalists need to build on.

He said in the midst of this tremendous progress made in the media, challenges have emerged with people abusing social media in the name of journalism.

Mr. NGILAZI says the availability of technological tools that have eased and revolutionized the way news is gathered and spread has clearly become a double-edged sword.

He says the products of journalism are also important to policy makers and implementers.

Mr Ngilazi said May 3 is an important day that Journalists ought to use to reflect and avoid all the bad that members of the public may deem unfit of a profession.

Zambia has joined the rest of the World in celebrating World Press Freedom Day whose theme is “Journalism Under Digital Siege”.

The theme is intended to highlight the multiple ways in which surveillance and digitally mediated attacks endanger journalists and journalism.

The latest United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation -UNESCO- World Trends Report Insights discussion paper shows that surveillance and hacking are compromising journalists.

Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.