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NGE Wants Enabling Legal Environment For Press Freedom

03 May, 2018, 20:17 | Author: Ted Wilson
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In the annual report issued by Freedom House on the state of the media in the world, Kosovo continues to rank among partially free countries. It also underlines the role that media play as champions of accountability and the rule of law. Freedom of expression and Freedom of the press are threatened around the world.

The Minister expressed concern at how some vested political interests are exploring the media to promote divisions along ethnic and religious lines in the country, saying such unpatriotic conduct will not augur well for the nation's unity and progress. From global broadcasters that bring the world into our homes, to local newspapers that empower us to shape the communities we live in - we know that a free press helps build stronger and healthier societies.

"We have no other country than Nigeria and what we make of it is what we get".

As the world commemorated World Press Freedom Day on Thursday, journalists in Uganda started with a walk in the capital Kampala to highlight the successes and challenges they face in executing their responsibilities. "I would once again like to appreciate the proactive role of everyone on social media for their commendable work towards safeguarding the freedom of press and expression", he added.

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The 2018 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders ahead of the May 3 commemoration, showed that Uganda moved down five places from the previous year to 117 out of 180 countries.

Interestingly, it was on May 3 that Windhoek Declaration, a statement of principles that advocate free press put together by African newspaper journalists, was declared in 1991. "It is vital for sustainable development".

"We must not allow agents of retrogression to use our platforms to preach hate and extremism under the guise of free speech".

"We celebrate all our colleagues who have continually defied the odds to shine the light into the darkest places, hold government accountable to the people and tell compelling stories about our communities and nation".

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