2022WPFD: ACROJ JOINS JOURNALISTS ACROSS THE GLOBE TO CELEBRATE PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2022-JOURNALISM UNDER DIGITAL SIEGE.

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As journalists across the globe celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2022 with the Theme:

Journalism under digital siege; the Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ) commends all journalists who have stake so much to keep the world informed and expose various ills in the society.

 

ACROJ also lauds the Federal Government of Nigeria and Cross River State Government for dropping all charges against journalists who have stood trial for various charges in the state.

 

The World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is an annual celebration of Press Freedom, observed on 3 May every year.

 

The celebration organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), serves as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of Press Freedom and professional ethics.

While this year’s World Press Freedom Day theme “Journalism under digital siege,” spotlights the multiple ways in which journalism is endangered by surveillance and digitally-mediated attacks on journalists, and its consequences on public trust in digital communications, ACROJ seizes the opportunity the day affords to recall the dismissal of all charges against her Board of Trustees Chairman, Citizen Agba Jalingo by the Cross River State Government, on the 21st Day of March, 2022. We commend the state government for acknowledging that they made a grave error in arresting Mr. Jalingo and other members of ACROJ.

 

The association also lauds journalists who risk their lives daily in the course of executing their duty, urging them to keep up the courage and maintain professional ethics to ensure that the public is furnished with credible information on a consistent basis.

As the Union continues to tow the path of truth, justice and fairness, we also call for continued synergy with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the fulfilment of a decent society.

 

Signed:

Edem Darlington.               Umo Akwang.                          Chairman, ACROJ.              Secretary General, ACROJ.

Amawu Cletus Albert Amawu

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