Shugaban masa, Muhammadu Buhari ya bukaci kafafen yada labarai da su rika amfani da ‘yancin fadar Albarkacin baki ya da ya kamata.
Ya jawo hankalinne a cikin sanarwar ranar ‘yancin ‘yan Jarida ta Duniya, cikin sanarwar da ya fitar ta bakin kakakinsa, Femi Adesina.
Shugaba Buhari ya ce ‘yancin fadar Albarkacin baki ba yana nufin cewa kuma ai ylta watsa abinda zai rika jawo rarrabuwar kai ba da kuma zuzuta matsalar da ake ciki ba inda ya jawo hankalin a kiyaye.
Ya kuma baiwa ma’aikatun Gwamnati Umarnin su rika baiwa ‘yan jarida hadin kai wajan samar da labarai.
That everything is permitted does not mean that there are no rules of correctness, particularly in a polity seriously challenged as ours now,” the statement reads in parts.
“The media must be sensitive to what we are going through as a country, and anything that would exacerbate the situation, and further inflame passions and emotions, should be avoided.
“The media needs to ensure that while informing, educating, entertaining and setting agenda for public discourse, it does not encourage incendiary words and actions that could further hurt our unity in diversity.”
There is always difficulty assessing information from government institutions, but the president pledged to cooperate with the media to discharge its duties, in line with the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, “Information as a Public Good.”
He charged those who manage information for government to do everything in public interest, while also encouraging the media to use the freedom on information (FoI) to make its jobs easier.