Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on January 31, 2018
Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment in ensuring that the safety and freedom of the media professionals are not compromised in any way.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave the assurance yesterday in Abuja at the opening of a two-day training workshop for the media and stakeholders on “Conflict-Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists’’.
The minister, who was represented by a Director in the Ministry, Oluseyi Abegunde, said that the government had taken proactive steps to walk its talks.
Specifically, he said government had responded to inquiries of organizations like UNESCO, among other global agencies, on cases relating to acts of violence against journalists.
Mohammed, however, reminded the media that the right to press freedom must come with duties and responsibilities including operating within the confines of the law and respect for rights and dignity of others.