Government reaffirms commitment to media diversity

Government has reaffirmed its commitment to media diversity and freedom through strengthening the participation of journalists to enhance transparency and accountability.

This commitment comes as the nation marked World Press Freedom day this Monday.

Journalists are designated essential workers key to telling stories that have a huge bearing on the public good.

The theme for this year’s World Press Freedom day “Information as a public good” which comes on the back of Covid-19 carries a lot relevance for the media given the central role journalists played in disseminating vital information that helped countries fight the deadly pandemic.

The covid-19 pandemic has put to test the role of governments across the world in guaranteeing media freedom.