by crossriverwatch admin
Veteran Cross River Journalist and former editor of www.crossriverwatch.com has left the organization to begin his own news website www.mycrossriver.com.
Emma Unah, from Ukele in Yala LGA is one of the most senior and experienced journalists in Cross River State who has weathered the storm for over a decade in the business of reporting socio-political developments from Cross River State.
He took over from former Editor of CrossRiverWatch, Mr. Johnbosco Agbakuru in March 2013 and successfully steered the CrossRiverWatch.com to become the biggest online news platform in the state.
As a veteran, he has also sustained a couple of bruises in the course of the job. On June 6, 2013, security operatives, invaded his home in the middle of night, arrested him and got him locked up at the Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill in Calabar over a story he did about the Cross River State governor. No charges were filed against him and his laptop is still with the police till date.
A statement from the Publisher of CrossRiverWatch, Mr. Agba Jalingo who confirmed the departure of Unah, said the rest of the team in CrossRiverWatch is very excited about the development and feel that the vision for the Association of Cross River Online Journalists, ACROJ is taking shape.
“We are all very proud of Mr. Emma Unah. He is a very consummate Cross Riverian. He loves the state and he is as well a competent journalist. For over one year he gave his all to get us where we are and like all bits in life, he has to move on to expand the horizon.
“He is one of the trustees of the newly registered Association of Cross River Online Journalists, ACROJ. The vision for ACROJ is to within the next six months, get membership from at least thirty strong, dedicated and committed web platforms that are reporting Cross River State.
“We cannot achieve that if people like Emma Unah do not move on. We already have calitown.com, calabar.blogspot.com, paradisevoice.com, eaglevoice.com, undergroundwatch.com, celebmission.com yakurrreporters.com and now mycrossriver.com. This is a very huge step towards achieving our vision.
“Some of these sites may be flip-flopping now; but in a few months or a year later, they will all have strengthened and I know that if our state have more platforms that give them more information, it will aid the people to make better choices and the state will be better for it. Our people need to be empowered with information from all angles so that they can ask questions and get the best from the democratic bargain and more and more Cross Riverians should come on board not just with websites but also with terrestrial radio and TV stations and that is what Emma Unah has just done.”
The statement said a new editor will me announced in due course.
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