Minister says Gambia committed to media law reform

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian Minister of Information, Demba Ali Jawo, has said the government will continue engaging journalists in efforts to put in place a self-regulatory mechanism besides their work on media law reform.

“We have been quite open, transparent and consultative about these processes and we will continue to demonstrate the political will to ensure media reforms in line with international standards”, he pointed out.

In a solidarity message marking World Press Freedom Day, Jawo said that journalists should remain at the forefront of combatting the dissemination of misleading information or disinformation, and support policies that seek to address gender bias and harassment particularly against women in the media.

The minister said that the government has also started implementing decisions of the ECOWAS Community Court concerning journalists and was working on the implementation of instructions on media law reforms.

According to him, the government of the Gambia is aware that “New Gambia” will have no meaning when the media is oppressed and information suppressed.

-0- PANA MSS/AR 3May2018

03 Maio 2018 17:28:49

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