Warri, 23 October, 2019 / 11:20 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic journalists in Nigeria have been encouraged to practice a form of constructive journalism that communicates good news to the world as a means of promoting “positive self-esteem” in their country, which has been compromised by a tendency toward negative reporting.
“We are losing so much positive self-esteem in Nigeria due to so much bad news emerging from the country,” the chairman of the Directorate of Social Communications in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Bishop Denis Isizoh told communicators during the 2nd Plenary of the National Association of Diocesan and Religious Directors of Communicators held at the Jubilee Hotel Retreat and Resort, Enerhen Effuru in Warri, Delta state
“Let Catholic journalists rise up and give hope to Nigeria and the world via positive stories from Nigeria,” Bishop Isizoh who is also the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Onitsha told the journalists during the October 14-17 meeting.
The Bishop noted that the Church is doing so much in the country 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.
For this reason, Bishop Isizoh called on Catholic journalists in the West African nation to “rise up and give hope to Nigeria and the world via positive stories.”