Kapeya warns against copy and paste journalism
Lusaka, March, 28, ZANIS—Informational and Broadcasting Services
deputy Minister Mwansa Kapeya has urged journalists to deepen their
understanding of many issues that they write about in the media.
Mr. Kapeya said journalists should not be in a hurry to only copy, cut
and paste statements but should strive to dig deeper to examine and
explain the stories behind the underlying facts and figures.
He said if journalists do not adopt the habit of deepening their
understanding of various issues, the audience will be fed on shallow
and half baked information leading to an ill informed and
The deputy minister was peaking in Lusaka yesterday at the closure of
a two day United National World Tourism Workshop Organisation (UNWTO)
workshop for journalist from various countries in Africa.
Over 100 journalists from Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe
and other African countries participated in a two day workshop aimed
at deepening media coverage ahead of the UNWTO workshop to be co
hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe in August this year.
Mr. Kapeya commended the UNWTO for arranging the workshop which he
said has deepened the journalist’s capacity, skill and interest in
reporting on tourism and related issues.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director for the UNWTO Africa Region, Helder Thomas
said the main objective of arranging the workshop has been reached
because of the participant’s commitment during the workshop.
Mr Thomas also called on African journalists to ensure they fully market
the African tourism potential.