For fairness and balance, a media outfit must get and reflect the side of anyone being accused or against whom allegations have been made. For failing to contact and reflect Governor Ortom’s reaction to the allegation that he wrote a petition against his predecessor which led to his arrest by DSS, Channels Television acted unprofessionally. Part of the remedy lies in the right of reply. The station must air the rejoinder from Governor Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary. They also owe the Governor and the people of Benue State an apology.
Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor
Media & ICT.