Radio Journalists urged to maintain high standards of professionalism

Radio Journalists working in various media houses in Nakuru have been urged to continue adhering to professionalism.

Media Council of Kenya Regional Coordinator Joseph Mecha notes that the Radio Industry has continued to soar higher and professionalism is the only component that will maintain the standards.

He was speaking on Tuesday February 12, 2024 during a breakfast show on Nakuru-based Radio YETU 89.2FM on matters World Radio Day.

Mecha reminded Radio Journalists of their role in shaping the society through their work in news and various programs.

He noted that for many years, members of the public have maintained confidence in Radio on information relayance.

“Journalists and more so those working in Radio should continue to maintain their professional standards as far as Media Ethics is concerned,” he stated.

Mecha also called for more partnership among Journalists and various stakeholders including Civil Society organizations and security agencies.

According to him, this will ensure better working relationships for Journalists.

Meanwhile, Media Council will continue to partner with Institutions offering Media studies.

This will ensure media students get chance in media Houses through the media Council-Media House internship placement program.

World Radio Day is an international day celebrated on 13 February each year, the date is set aside by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.

The occasion draws attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.

There has been tremendous growth in radio that can be attributed to the trust people have in Radio.

 

 

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