'The Outlook' Recognizes World Press Freedom Day

Buhari Sends Message To Nigerian Journalists

Buhari Sends Message To Nigerian Journalists

Salem Solomon contributed to the story.

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But he also cautioned restraint.

The PGA said that high-quality journalism and diverse media was needed more than ever at a time when extremism, hate speech and lies spread "like wildfire".

Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers".

The ceremony, hosted by the Ethiopian government, was one of several World Press Freedom Day events organized by UNESCO in Ethiopia's capital city. We can not be calm when freedom of the press and of expression are besieged by violent discussions that are made on social media, as well as by polarisation, by the biased dissemination of information that seeks to twist elections through false news disseminated by armies of bots and cyber militants, actions that have already been incorporated as normal mechanisms in electoral processes. There has also been an increase in threats made to journalists.

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"That is the challenge of the coming year: translating celebration into action, stigmatizing and penalizing those that attack journalism, and devoting resources to the great project of media freedom".

Ethiopia also opened up internet access and unblocked about 260 websites. He said no democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. Police officers probing the outlets said at the time that their search was undertaken because official documents had been leaked to the press.

"For far too long, we've been asking the government to liberalize the media, to lift its pressure on the media, its suppression on the media". But over the past year again we have seen journalists around the world face harassment, imprisonment and sometimes death.

Mr Monney said the GJA welcomed wholeheartedly Government's planned intervention of safety mechanisms for journalists.

She said writing criticism about the government is risky in the current climate. In addition to mourning, the media community also conveyed its enduring respect for these journalists who had risked their lives on a daily basis to report the news. Around the world, hundreds of journalists are imprisoned for doing their jobs, and some are in fact killed. The RSF says that for Afghanistan's journalists, 2018 was the deadliest year since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. The prime minister of Pakistan has said that the media plays an important role in society.

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