The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has called for more protection for journalists before, during and after elections.
This was the highpoint of a statement issued by the President of NGE, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, and the General Secretary, Victoria Ibanga, on the occasion of the 2019 World Press Freedom Day.
The editors said this year’s World Press Freedom Day with the theme: ‘Role of Media in Elections and Democracy,’ provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the global democracy enterprise to re-examine the contributions of journalists to the propagation and sustenance of democracy.
NGE specifically called on relevant authorities in Nigeria to begin to see journalists as partners in development and voice of the voiceless rather than treat them as meddlesome interlopers and enemies of the people. Read more