Media houses to Commemorate World Press Freedom day
By Khamis Cosmas Lokudu.
A week before South Sudan Media family commemorate the World press freedom day in Juba, the Media organizations, Media houses and journalists are shocked with the death of South Sudan Veteran journalist Alfred Taban Logune the former Editor-In-chief of Juba Monitor Newspaper, and a Member of the Transitional National legislative Assembly representing Kajokeji.
Plans to commemorate the World press freedom day in Juba are still in place as scheduled by the organizing committee, however, this year’s commemoration will be dedicated to the work of the late veteran Journalists Alfred Taban for the tirelessly job he has done for this country.
The world press freedom day is celebrated annually on May 3rd to remind the international community that freedom of press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights in one way or the other. This year’s event will take place in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and different nationalities around the world including South Sudanese will be in attendance I predict in advance.
The general theme of 2019 world press freedom day will be the Role of Media in election and democracy however, a number of national activities around the world are expected to happen to support May 3rd to tell the people that many journalists face difficulties in searching for day-to-day news for public consumption.
The press freedom day is meant for the world in general to pay tribute to the media houses and journalist who lost their lives as they carry their day today duties in the field of journalism. Individuals, organizations supporting the work of media houses and protection of journalist are expected to fully participate on that very day, some can deliver speeches, others award media houses for job well done as well the journalist who tirelessly struggle to let the public know what is happening around the world by either writing or presenting the news in the radio studio room.