BY OLUFISOYE ADENITAN

The world press freedom day is a day set aside to remind government on the need to respect the commitment of media professionals about the issues of freedom and ethics

World press freedom day is organised by UN Educational scientific and cultural organization, UNESCO to celebrate media professionals who risk their lives in the line of duties .

The day is also to reflect on the hazards of the job , restrategize and project the way forward to make journalism more attractive and safer for practitioners.

One of the measures taken by the Federal government to enhance freedom of journalists was the passage of the freedom of Information Acts to give journalists access to government information among others.

 

In a submission ,the Ondo state NUj chairman ,Mr Leke Adegbite emphasized that press freedom was much more applicable now considering the preparation for 2023 elections

Mr Adegbite also called for improved welfare package for media practitioners in both private and public sectors to make the job easier.

Similarly ,the chairperson ,Nigeria association of women journalists ,Nawoj ,Mrs Doris olumoko spoke on adequate protection and welfare package for journalists in terms of insurance , job security and safety

Mrs Olumoko also emphasized on training and retraining of journalists to enhance their capacity in service delivery.

The vice president NUJ, B Zone,  Princess Ronke Afebioye-Samo advocated regulation of the social media and education of youngsters towards abiding by ethics of the profession and address quackery and influx of fake news

Princess Afebioye-Samo commended journalists in Nigeria who keep to ethos of the profession inspite of the risks and hazards involved

 

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