St Kitts-Nevis PM reaffirms commitment to a free press

St Kitts-Nevis PM reaffirms commitment to a free press
SKN Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris
Prime Minister Timothy Harris of Saint Kitts and Nevis

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2019, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St Kitts-Nevis has reaffirmed his strong support and respect for the free press, which he said is “an enduring and unshakeable institution that is essential to maintaining a strong democracy in St Kitts and Nevis and, indeed, everywhere.”

“One only has to look at the level and frequency of engagement and dialogue that officials of my Administration and I have with the press corps and the public to appreciate our unfailing commitment to freedom of expression — a fundamental right enshrined in our constitution and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

World Press Freedom Day 2019, he said, is shining a spotlight on the role of media in elections and democracy with the theme ‘Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation’.

“The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines disinformation as Deliberate (often orchestrated) attempts to confuse or manipulate people through delivering dishonest information to them.”

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