The meeting rooms at the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) were the setting for the presentation of the activities organised by the Faculty of Information Sciences, to mark World Free Press Day.
The Rector Filiberto Ntutumu Nguema, in his speech, stated that the freedom of the press is a space which allows professionals from the social media, that is to say, the journalists or persons who are legally authorised to work in journalism; those professionally dedicated to a newspaper or an audio-visual medium, or writing or graphics tasks regarding news or the creation of opinion approach with ethics, impartiality and objectivity, rigour and professionalism the various agendas making up the fabric of society”.
The theme this year was “Brakes and counterweights to the Power of the media, Justice and the Rule of Law, to promote Free Press in the World”.
A free, pluralist, independent press is essential for democratic societies, insisted the Rector, The press must be objective when presenting and reporting on a fact or an individual, collective or social problem through the media, particularly due to the interests of the masses following the event, in order to report on solutions or proposals for solutions”.
The opening ceremony for the activities planned for the scientific day also included an invitation to the Rector of the University of Uruguay, Enrique Martin.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea