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Thirty journalists from various media outlets in Zanzibar have attended a specialized course on reporting in volatile situations organized by the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT).

Veteran journalist, Ndimara Tegambwage and a senior lecturer of journalism, Joyce Bazira facilitated during the course held in Zanzibar and attended by 20 participants were from Zanzibar while 10 were from Pemba drawn from both electronic and print media in the Isles.

Both Ndimara and Bazira urged journalists to exercise great care in collecting and reporting of news to ensure that they do not become sources of disturbances in the society during which started on September 26, 2013.

They also said the journalists should approach volatile situation with cautionas their safety is paramount.

Despite the difficulties in chasing and writing news in volatile situations, Bazira advised journalists to desist from writing stories of quoting ministers “as saying, urging and appealing”.

Opening the training, the MCT Manager for the Zanzibar Office, Suleiman Seif Omar, urged journalists to balance their stories.

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He said it is neither wise nor fair to write one sided story on anything.

He said it is important that stories should be investigated thoroughly and should be multi sourced.

He underscored the importance of journalists to always adhere to the professional code of ethics and principles and regulations on covering volatile situation.

 

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