AFC against gov’t regulation of media – Nagamootoo
The AFC yesterday slammed calls by the ruling party for government regulation of the media, saying that it is a duty for the media profession itself.
“AFC is opposed to the state or politicians legally regulating or controlling the press. Though we admit that standards ought to be raised… this should to be done by self-regulation” AFC executive Moses Nagamootoo yesterday told a press conference.
The veteran journalist/politician explained that by self-regulation his party expects journalists and their professional associations to adopt high standards of ethics, and have greater regard for truth, verifiable facts, balance and fairness in their work. “Several of our journalists, mostly in the free and independent media, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.