Cleric tasks media on development journalism


Dr Ahmed Al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Cairo
Dr Ahmed Al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Cairo

By Ismail Abdulaziz

Media professionals have been urged to uphold development journalism in order to save humanity from the various challenges confronting the world.

Dr Ahmed Al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, stated this on Tuesday when he received a delegation of participants of the “Media and the African Cooperation” programme in Cairo.

He said the media had significant responsibility placed on it by God to enlighten mankind in a balanced and objective manner for them to make informed decisions.

Development journalism pays sustained attention to the coverage of ideas, policies, programmes, activities and events dealing with the improvement of the life of people.

“The work of media is like that of preachers. While the preachers do it to a restricted congregation, the media have a wider visibility and reach.

“This advantage should be used responsibly to engender world peace, tolerance and giving the…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria