LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)- Minister of Information, communications technology and civic education Mrs Patricia Kaliati has assured journalists in the country of better working conditions, saying press corps will not be hauled behind bars for reporting news or being critical to government.
Kaliati made a statement on the commemoration of world press freedom day on 3rd May.
“We believe that the media can only participate meaningfully in supporting development if they are given press freedom. It is for this reason that government supports press freedom and joins the media in the country as we commemorate this important day.
“We believe that the media will celebrate press freedom as a fundamental right that must be exercised with responsibility and professionalism. It is in reflecting where we could have done better that, together, we can make Malawi do better,” reads part of Kaliati’s statement.
The statement further assured that no journalist will be arrested or stopped from professionally doing his or her job during this administration.
This year’s World Press Freedom Day celebrations were held under the theme “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms”.