Press day commemoration Saturday

source: BOPA
05 May, 2010

GABORONE- Botswana journalists will, next Saturday, commemorate the World Press Freedom day under the theme Access to information, the right to know.

Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Botswana national coordinator, Thapelo Ndlovu stated that the theme was spot on especially in Africa where the need to access information is often unimportant.

He said the public has the right to access information adding that as MISA, they are hopeful that some day Botswana will realize the need for freedom of information act.

Mr Ndlovu noted that government institutions were starting to realize the importance of access to information by members of the public, citing a withdrawn Parliamentary motion by MP for Gaborone North, Mr Keletso Rakhudu on freedom of information.

Their hope, he said, has now been re awakened by [continue reading]

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