The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has called for respect and protection for Journalists as they perform their legitimate duties of reportage.
DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE
The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has called for respect and protection for Journalists as they perform their legitimate duties of reportage.
Governor Lalong stated this in a message to Journalists on the occasion to mark the safety of Journalists a Day which is by a Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly.
He noted that recognizing the relevance of freedom of expression and free media in building inclusive knowledge, societies and democracies and fostering intercultural dialogue, peace and good governance is needed in the promotion of peaceful and egalitarian society.
The Governor acknowledges the specific risk faced by women Journalists in the exercise of their work, and underlining in this context, the importance of taking a gender-sensitive approach when considering measure to address the state of Journalists.
The Governor thumps up the UN for proclaiming 2nd November of every year as the International Day to End Impunity for Crime Against Journalists.
Hon. Dan Manjang
Special Adviser, Media & Publicity
2nd November, 2016.