Don urges journalists to apply FoI with sense of responsibility

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– A Senior Lecturer at The Polytechnic, , Mr Kolawole Olomide, on Saturday journalists to apply the Freedom of (FoI) Act a sense of responsibility.

Olomide gave the advice at a forum organised by the State Council of the Union of Journalists () to mark the 2014 World Press Freedom Day.

He said journalists , as the world marked the Press Freedom Day, be aware that freedom could be separated from responsibility.

“While on one hand journalists demand for freedom of , they also be responsible such .

“The gathering, processing and disseminating of news items be professionally handled the sense that truthful accounts of events be presented and just criticisms,’’ Olomide, who is of the polytechnic’s Department of Mass Communication, said.

He, however, praised the Nigerian media on its development spite of the challenging .

Some individuals were conferred awards at the occasion by the State .

Mr Bamidele Samson, an architect and Chairman of Bovas and Limited, was inaugurated as the Patron of the State .

Both Mr Bamidele Dada, a Minister of State for and Development, and Mr Akin Alabi, a publisher, received the Media-Friendly Awards.

The forum, chaired by Mr Lekan Alabi, the Oota of Ibadanland, was attended by journalists and members of the awardees.(NAN)