Farounbi asks Nigerians to rise against creep dictatorship - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Farounbi asks Nigerians to rise against creep dictatorship

Media stakeholders in Ibadan, Oyo State, have berated the House of Representatives and the present administration over the move to amend laws governing the practice of journalism.

Scholars and veterans in the media industry, vehemently kicked against any law or amendment aimed at gagging the media space.

An ace broadcaster, media avatar and former Ambassador to the Philippines, Dr. Yemi Farounbi, said: “It is tragic that in the year 2021, the people of Nigeria have to embark on a struggle against a deliberate act to truncate the right of the people to freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

“It is sad that this is happening in a Nigeria, which struggle for independence, was largely fought on the pages of the newspapers. It is unfortunate that this is happening in a country, which freedom from the manacles of military dictatorship was solely fought by the media with some journalists losing their lives and property.”

“It is more tragic that this is being done by a regime that was brought into power by a partnership that included the media, pro-democrats and human rightists.”

Credit: The Guardian

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