SERAP condemns Fani-Kayode over his reported attack on Journalist

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has condemned controversial


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SERAP condemns Fani-Kayode over his reported attack on Journalist
Femi Fani-Kayode

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has condemned controversial former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over his reported intimidation, harassment and attack on a Journalist working with Daily Trust Newspaper.

 

The Rights and Accountability group, in a statement released few minutes ago, Tuesday August 25, asked Mr. Fani-Kayode to publicly apologise to the said Journalist, saying no one should call any Journalist "stupid" for doing their job.

 

 “We condemn reported intimidation, harassment and attack on @daily_trust journalist by a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode.  Mr Fani-Kayode should publicly apologise to the journalist.

 

“No one should ever call any journalist "stupid" simply for doing their job

 

“Journalistic freedom also covers possible recourse to a degree of exaggeration, or even provocation. The media has a vital role to play as “public watchdog” in imparting information of serious public concern and should not be inhibited or intimidated from playing that role”, the statement emphasized.



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Ossai Rita Ashinedu
Our Correspondent , Ossai Rita Ashinedu, has Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro. She can be reached on 07061927586
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