As the global community commemorate the 2023 edition of the World press freedom day,the need to ensure a society where the media can discharge it’s duties without fear or hindrance has once again been emphasized.
The Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, Faith Nwadishi gave the indication at a news conference organised by the centre in collaboration with the university of Calabar Theater Arts Alumni Association to commemorate the world press freedom day in Abuja.
Nwadishi regretted the constant harassment of journalists,media houses by the government under flimsy excuses.
She however advanced reasons why the foundament right on freedom of expression must be respected.
On his part, the coordinator of the UCTAA Abuja chapter, MacDonald Ekemezie said the press must be allowed to fulfill it’s roles as a watchdog of the society.
It would be recalled that Nigeria’s ranking in the 2023 World press freedom index has further slided to 123 out of 180 Countries.