Jigawa State Correspondent’s Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists has commended National Information Technology Development Agency for training its members on digital Journalism and Digital Facts Checking.
The Chairman of the Chapel Comrade Muhammad Zangina Kura made this known to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.
According to him, the training will enhance the professional skill of the practising journalists in the state to meet up the contemporary challenges posed by digital technology.
Zadina Muhammad Kura pointed out that, journalists are confronted with dimensional challenges from social media which serves as a vehicle for the spread of fake news in society.
He said such training will enhance the capacity of his members to counter the menace of fake news in society by authenticating the source of any information for proper public enlightenment.
“Today everyone has access to social media and can bombard public with all sorts of fake and distorted news which only trained and a professional person can understand is false information,” The chairman said.
Kura, therefore, charged the beneficiaries of the training to use the new ideas and skills they got from the training to enrich their editorial contents with correct information to counter the spread of fake news which portrayed great danger to the global peace and stability.