The Chairman of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, on Tuesday said that the role of the media at the ongoing National Conference Debate was more of an observer.
According to him, the media has the power to shape public opinion.
Momoh made the remark while delivering the 4th Convocation Lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), in Lagos.
The topic of the lecture is: “The Media and the National Conference Debate: Observer or Participant”.
The chairman, who was represented by the Company Secretary, Mrs Adeola Olumayan, said the media would not remain objective and may be forced to take sides, if it were to be a participant.