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Media lauded for professionalism in Westgate coverage

25 September 2013, 19:03 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has commended local media for its sensitivity in covering news during the Westgate terror siege.

Adressing the press at the scene, Aaron Mwangi, the MCK Chairman, said the high level of professionalism the journalists have exercised in reporting critical and heartbreaking incidents depicts how the Kenyan media is growing ethically.

"I would like to thank our journalists who have boldly and professionally informed citizens on the proceedings of the Westgate terror attack despite experiencing trauma when coming across badly injured and murdered victims," said Mwangi.

"We have so far received calls from a number of traumatised reporters as a result of encountering shocking incidents in their coverage, and we are organising for a counseling workshop very soon," he added.

Mwangi said that MCK, as the body responsible for protection of journalists in news coverage, will ensure that proper measures are put in place, with the help of the reporters' contribution, to identify areas of improvement.

He added that social responsibility is the core role of journalists especially in informing public on ongoing issues around the nation and the world as well, and cautioned them to be ethically upright by considering the welfare of readers who would be emotionally haunted and negatively affected.

Ezekiel Mutua, the Information Secretary, said that there should be no intimidation of journalists by the Government officers while reporting crime because the press greatly contributes to the security of the nation.

Mutua added that although foreign media has portrayed negatively the Westgate terrorism siege in their reporting, they did commendable work.


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