President Muhammadu Buhari has admonished journalists around the globe to help in the sustenance of good governance in any giving country.
Buhari made this call on Thursday when he declared the 67th World Congress of International Press Institute (IPI) which the Presidential Villa, Abuja open.
He said: “The changing media landscape, the explosion of the social media and the rapidly evolving new technology have had a profound impact on media business and media practice. It is satisfying, therefore, that you have chosen an appropriate theme for your conference: Why Good Journalism Matters: Quality Media for Strong Societies.
“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.”
By Augustine Akhilomen