Governments at all levels have been urged to remain committed to Press freedom at all times.
This is contained in a statement by the Cross River State Chairman of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Comrade Umo Bassey Edet and signed by its Secretary, Mrs. Maria Nsa Ewa to mark this year’s World Press freedom Day in Calabar with the theme “Information as the Public Good.”
Comrade Umo Bassey Edet noted that the day was set aside strictly as a reflection among media professionals concerning issues that involve press freedom and professional ethics.
The State Chairperson maintained that the day was also to support journalists, especially those who lost their lives during active service and while in the course of duty.
Comrade Umo-Basi Edet called on government and non-governmental organisations to always ensure that they recognize and value journalism as a vital aspect of information, especially for the good and interest of the public.
She harped on the critical role of the media in the Society.