Press freedom:NUJ sues for absolute independence, protection of  Journalists

Nigeria Union of Journalists Enugu State Council has called for absolute independence and protection of all Journalists as they discharge their assigned duties.

Chairman of the Council, Comrade Sam Udekwe in a statement   signed by the  Secretary of the Council, Dame Ifeoma Amuta  and made available to Newsmen in celebration of World Press Freedom Day emphasizes that the roles of Journalists and the media in information dissemination and development of the nation cannot be overemphasized.

The Statement notes the various hazards Journalists go through sometimes in the discharge of their duties to cover stories as the watchdogs of the society.

It calls for better welfare and working conditions for the media workers and more enforcement of  the Freedom of Information Act.

NUJ Enugu State Council also  called for more respect for Journalists, urging  members to always discharge their duties professionally.

It explains that as the fourth Estate of the Realm, the media should also continue to hold the government accountable to the people and be cautious while discharging their duties with the current global environmental crisis.

With this year’s Theme,”A press for the planet: Journalism in the face of Environmental crisis”,the statement calls for adequate security and respect for the press.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama:

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