Free press means a more open society; let media freedom reign

World Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, march during a procession to mark the World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Media exists to highlight current affairs, whether positive or negative.
  • Media has always been at the forefront to unveil vices such as corruption. 

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, who was an English philosopher, writer and art critic, once said that: “It’s not the world that’s got so much worse, but the news coverage that’s got so much better”. 


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