NPO Proscribes Beat Associations

The umbrella media body, the Nigeria Press Organisation (NPO), has proscribed Beat associations by journalists. NPO is made up of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE). The NPO, in a statement on its behalf yesterday by Mr. Feyi Smith, the executive secretary of the NPAN, said it “viewed with concern, the continued proliferation of Beat associations across the industry”. The statement added: “This development constitutes a drawback on the laudable objective of media houses deploying reporters…