Journalists have been urged to abide by the ethics of the profession in discharging their duties. Chairman of the Abuja chapter of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN), Barrister Abdullahi Awwal Muhammad, gave the advice when he led A delegation on a visit to the headquarters of the Media Trust in Abuja.
Muhammad said only balance reports of all shades of opinion in the country would give room for peaceful co-existence amongst various groups in the country.
He said because of the unethical attitudes of some journalists and penchant for sensationalism, some media houses have been overstrained with litigations threatening their business.
"Ethically, I think journalists should be fair in their reportage because this will enhance the growth of this country and also bring peace to the nation," he said.
Another member of the delegation, Barrister AbdulWahab Muhammad, said the group would collaborate with media houses and other related groups to offer lasting solution to the current security challenges in the country.
He commended Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and Aminiya, for upholding the ethics of fair hearing and reporting.
Other members of the association include Abdulqadir Umar and Falilat Orire and Ahmed Lambe.