The workshop was organised to mark the 2014 World Press Freedom Day.
The Speaker said media practitioners must resist attempts by governments and institutions to ensure their reportage unduly favour them.
“It will not be easy. There will be pressure to induce or entice journalists to skew their reports.
“There may even be threats to journalists and media houses, but I urge you to resist the temptation,” he said.
Atunwa however praised journalists in the state for upholding the ethics of journalism.
Earlier, the Kwara NUJ State Council Chairman, Malam Abiodun Abdulkareem, had urged members to take advantage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
He said the NUJ would continue to remember the roles of the founding fathers of journalism and those who paid the supreme sacrifice in ensuring press freedom in Nigeria.
Abdulkareem commended Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara for creating a conducive environment for journalists to operate in.
He said they should not allow the prevailing challenges to prevent them from carrying out their duties.(NAN)