President Cyril Ramaphosa has recommended the efforts of the media in direction of the prevention of human rights abuses & state authority, likewise finishing up civic duties to help the efforts of the nation in curbing the unfold of coronavirus.
The president stated with out the media, excesses, leakages, corruption, and maladministration would possibly stay buried and never found.
In his weekly letter, Ramaphosa stated the nation wants to point out an indication of gratitude to all journalists for passing out key data on well being (social distancing & hygiene) and doing these with restricted assets and underneath delicate situations.
His letter was launched days after a reside digital engagement with editors.
Ramaphosa additionally lamented the hardship the media went via in the course of the six months of lockdown. Their hardship included the next:
- heavy job & revenue losses,
- closure of newspapers, magazines, and different retailers.