Sep 16, 2011, 1:21 PM
Quoting a report by the International Federation of
The journalists believe that 'many governments around the world do not launch serious investigations into the deaths of independent journalists' and therefore such a situation must henceforth stop.
The media practitioners said: 'We believe that the freedom of journalists to work without fear is vital for any democratic society; and therefore urge the United Kingdom Government to use all international opportunities to support the freedom and safety of journalists worldwide'.
Proper investigations are essential in a democracy and that is why we at The Point, along with all our colleagues in the media call for the investigation into the death of our dear, fallen friend Deyda Hydara to be reopened so that his cold blooded murderers can be brought to justice. As long as the perpetrators of this heinous criminal act remain at large there will be no true justic.
Journalists Kate Gillingham told The Point: 'Even though we very much enjoying the press freedom that we have in this country to help us criticise and scrutinise our government, we also believe there is no democracy or economic development without a free press. Therefore we wish other people around the world to enjoy the same rights for the development of their own countries. Surely this is something we want to achieve'.
We thank our colleagues in the