Friday, May 6, 2011

Press freedom day ended in a walk out over mistrust between government and private medias.

The meeting quickly deteriorated into a fierce argument between private and government media over procedural questions. It ended when many private media representatives walked out. Conference co-organizer Argaw Ashine called the incident "embarrassing” "The problem is mistrust between the media and the government. It’s very sad because we had a lot of issues to be discussed during this event," Argaw said. Governmnt repersenative Shemiles kemal on his part said, “Though significant improvements have been made in the quality of journalism, there is still a lot to be desired “ Read more...

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