Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust and other titles) has trained its journalists on conflict reporting.
The journalists were drawn from conflict areas where banditry, kidnapping and ethnoreligious crises become rampant.
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The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Naziru Mikail Abubakar, said the training was to empower the reporters to stay on top of happenings in the affected areas.
He said: “It is high time we looked at issues beyond the surface. Reporting conflict is not only about giving it as it happens.
“The basic thing in conflict reporting is how deeply we investigate the matter, how it affects the common man and how we provide solutions to the problem.”
Hamza Idris, Daily Trust General Editor, noted that investigative journalism and conflict reporting involve risk and require self-confidence.
He told the reporters that they should not be afraid of doing their work diligently.
He advised them to always be truthful and consistent with their information.
The Deputy General Editor, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, said the engagement was to enrich the reporters’ approach, urging them to develop sources to ensure their reports are factual, elaborate and complete.
He said they were expected to take charge of their areas of coverage by getting firsthand information using their cultural composition.