The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria at the 2nd Plenary of the National Association of Diocesan and Religious Directors of Communicators held in Delta state urged catholic journalists to Practice Constructive Journalism while portraying the good news.
The prelates present at at the event noted that, the time is due for catholic journalists to tell stories from constructive angles while portraying the good news.
Speaking at the assembly, Bishop Denis Isizoh, chairman of the Directorate of Social Communications in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria told communicators present that” we are losing so much positive self-esteem in Nigeria due to so much bad news emerging from the country”, thus the need for an upfront action.
“Let Catholic journalists rise up and give hope to Nigeria and the world via positive stories from Nigeria”, he added and further called on Catholic journalists in the West African nation to “rise up and give hope to Nigeria and the world via positive stories.
The prelates also noted that, although the church is doing so much within the Nigerian setting to improve the socio-economic lives of the people but the secular media accentuates the bad news emerging from the country and has no room to disseminate the good news.