What is press freedom?
"Dr ST Kwame Boafo of the Communications and Information sector of the Unesco, Paris has noted that 'media institutions and practitioners will do well in serving the cause of democracy, good governance and peace in Africa if they would regard the provisions of information as a basic right which must be fulfiled in a public service fashion.'
He states further that 'the rights and collective responsibility or deontology of media professionals to be purveyors and disseminators of news and information call for adherence to professional code of ethics and standards in the collection, processing and dissemination of news and information. Media professionals who are well trained and who exercise their professional duties or tasks with ethical consciousness can help to create conditions for bringing about greater transparency and accountability,increased participation of different publication segments in societal decision making and reinforce peace.'”