Commissioner Kaheru roots for respect for journalists.

By APN Reporter 

Uganda’s human rights commissioner, Crispin Kaheru, has called on Ugandans to always attach value to the work of journalists.

His remarks come as the journalists in Uganda join the rest of the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day.

“On this World Press Freedom Day, I would like to congratulate journalists who educate, inform, and engage their communities. We’ve seen many journalists lately putting themselves at risk, shining a light on sensitive but important service delivery, accountability, and human rights issues in communities.”

Kaheru called on duty-bearers to view journalists as partners in the fight against crime and barriers to development.

He further called on all state actors to consistently prioritize the protection and justice of journalists as well as raise awareness about the crucial role that diverse and independent media play in facilitating inclusive development.

The World Press Freedom Day is celebrated every third day of May, and the world’s journalists use the day to highlight the challenges they go through and also come together to face them as a team.