December 2, 2022

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Runsewe advocates insurance coverage protection for journalists


The Director-Normal of the Nationwide Council for Arts and Tradition (NCAC), Chief Olusegun Runsewe, says there’s a want for obligatory insurance coverage protection for journalists contemplating the dangers and threats they encounter within the line of responsibility.

Runsewe, represented by Mr Frank Meke, made the advice at a symposium organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) Chapel, Lagos, to mark the 2022 NAN NUJ Media Week.

Runsewe, who was the Chief Visitor of Honor on the programme, emphasised the significance of journalists in society.

“The challenges of insecurity are additionally affecting the journalists.

“It’s because safety can be a part of the welfare system they require in an effort to do their job; an unsafe surroundings impacts their frame of mind.

“It is necessary for all journalists to have insurance coverage protection,’’ he stated.

He inspired most people to assist journalists of their battle as they may not do it alone.

“Journalists want our assist particularly these within the subject; NAN can’t do the advocacy alone,’’ he stated.

Runsewe suggested journalists to take excellent care of their well being and go for normal checkups.

In accordance with him, journalists undergo stress in trigger of reports protection and manufacturing.

He condemned the perspective of struggling in silence and inspired journalists to speak in confidence to each other about their issues.

“The issue with us is that we don’t wish to share our issues; search for your pal you may speak in confidence to.

“When you have an issue simply share it; you by no means know who might help you. Additionally it is advisable know that you’re not alone,’’ he suggested.

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