Sun | May 9, 2021

Help poor countries to promote press freedom

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

It is important to help developing countries achieve freedom of press, which is, basically, the principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed and electronic media, should be considered a right to be exercised freely.

We should all defend the media from all attacks on their independence, particularly in developing countries. When the media is given a platform to be independent, impartial, and honest, then there will be greater trust and confidence in the media.

Some poor countries are still lagging behind in implementing freedom of the press. These countries should be effectively assisted to build, promote, and nurture environments where freedom of the press can thrive.

HANDSEN CHIKOWORE

London

hchikowore@hotmail.com