Principles to protect African journalism

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Principles to protect African journalism

A fish, they say, starts to rot from the head. It’s the same in the world of newshounds. When there are bad smells at the top echelons of a media house, you can expect the contamination to spread to the whole entity.

Just as nobody wants to get poisoned by festering fish, no one wants to be a victim of corrupted journalism.
In the United Kingdom, however, thousands of people today have been victims of phone-hacking.

The wider British society is also an indirect victim of the related tabloid journalism. These tales have pandered to what might interest (and titillate) the public, rather than striven to elevate humanity through stories of genuine public interest.

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