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NUJ Calls For Press Freedom Safety Of Journalist: How Free Are ”We” In Expressing Thoughts Or Giving Free Speeches In Nigeria?

by Anita Ogona
Press freedom is not having the privilege to practice journalism unhindered as guaranteed by a political system or regime. Press freedom is detaching oneself from political, economic, social, religious and other societal contradictions that becloud most journalists. It is the liberty within oneself, which opens up conscience that fires up the zeal for reportage that brings healing to the societal entropies and seeks at all times to embrace facts, truth and journalistic ethics upon which freedom is concomitant with those journalistic obligations that advance the fortunes of majority of the masses.
Happy world Press Freedom Day to my colleagues, especially those that are still in the field.
Ata-Awaji Anthony (Former news editor for two private radio stations in Port Harcourt).2020
May be an image of one or more people and outdoorsMeanwhile the Anambra State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has called for urgent measures to strengthen the safety of Journalists and improve their working conditions.It also called for measures to check the unwholesome impact of the social media on the society.

In a statement on the World Press Freedom Day, the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the State commended practicing Journalists in Anambra State for their professionalism and balanced reportage of the happenings in the State and urged them to always prioritize investigative Journalism since it holds the greatest social value in the Journalism profession.

The statement which was jointly signed by the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Anambra State Mr Emmanuel Ifesinachi and Secretary Mr Emma Udeagha commended Governor Willie Obiano for his achievements, particularly the construction of the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport at Umueri which had recorded test flight operations and the ongoing International Conference Centre and Sports Stadium in Awka and called for sustenance.

The theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is information as a Public Good” which the council noted seeks to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a Public Good and exploring what can be done in the production, distribution and reception of content in order to strengthen Journalism and advance transparency, empowerment and inclusiveness.

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