By Lawal Sa’idu Funtua
A lecturer with the Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Mass Communication department, Dr. Sama’ila Balarabe has cautioned journalists against reports glorifying crime and criminals.
The lecturer gave the caution while presenting paper titled “Media as a tool in the fight against banditry and other crimes”at a security seminar organized by the office of special adviser on security matters in collaboration with NUJ Katsina state council.
He noted that in reporting banditry and other criminal acts journalists must exercise the principle of social responsibilities.
“We should be careful in our reportage of criminality. We should not embolden the criminals through our reporting” he added.
Dr. Balarabe called on journalists to emphasized journalism of development and investigation.