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World Press Freedom Day: Beware of Fake News – Governor Inuwa Advise Journalists

 World Press Freedom Day: Beware of Fake News – Governor Inuwa Advise Journalists


Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has advised Journalists to be mindful of fake news and misinformation. He encouraged them to ensure accurate and balanced reportage of events and activities.

Governor Inuwa gave the advice on May 3, 2022 in a goodwill message signed by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General (Press Affairs), to mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day in Gombe State.

The Governor reassured that his administration’s would work with journalists, as partners and critical allies to entrench transparency, accountability and openness in governance in the state.

Governor Inuwa made reference to the theme of this year’s celebration, “Journalism under digital siege” saying it emphasizes the impact of the digital era on the freedom of the press, the security of journalists and access to information.

The Governor noted that despite obvious challenges and risks faced by journalists in this circumstance, they must continue to remain steadfast and avoid being used as tools in the hands of desperate politicians and mischief makers to cause distress and disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the state.

The Governor said as watchdogs of the society and voice of the people, Journalists must continue to uphold the ethics of their profession by promoting the ideals of democracy, justice, accountability, peace and unity as well as updating the general public on developments around the world through their reportage and editorial policies.

He assured working journalists in the state that his administration will continue to support free flow of information and ensure pressmen are allowed to do their work in an atmosphere that is safe and secure.

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