𝐔𝐏𝐇𝐎𝐋𝐃 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐌 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆, 𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐊 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐋𝐘 𝐓𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐒 𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐒
Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Samuel Njoroge, has called upon editors to uphold professionalism and accuracy in reportage of Parliamentary business to help the public make informed decisions.
Mr. Njoroge said this during his welcome remarks at the commencement of a three-day retreat between the National Assembly Leadership and editors drawn from Media houses that cover Parliament.
The retreat whose theme is, "Bridging the dissemination gap: Editors and Parliament", provided a platform to deliberate on ways of enhancing collaboration and partnerships between the National Assembly and the media to enhance media coverage of Parliamentary business.
"Media plays a big role in the dissemination of information to the masses hence helping them to make informed decisions. As a result, the media should be a source of reliable information," Mr. Njoroge said.
Further, the CNA asked editors to ensure that they always get their facts right to avoid misinterpretation by the consumers of the information.
Quoting the 27th President of the United States of America (USA), President William Howard Taft, Mr. Njoroge said, "Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood".