Saraki promises Senate wont Censor Media
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 11, 2015
President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has today assured online publishers and other social network operators that the senate would not censor the media.
This is contained in a statement by his Media Assistant, Bamikole Omishore, made available to the newsmen in Abuja.
The statement said that Saraki gave the assurance when the Executive Board of the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) led by its president, Olufemi Awoyemi, visited him.
It said that the group’s visit was in connection with the widely criticized ‘’Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill 2015’’ popularly tagged ‘’Anti-Social Media Bill’’.
Saraki told the group that he would not support any form of censorship of the media, saying that the eight Senate remained committed to the principles of fair, responsible and open engagement.
He, however, charged the group to do its part to ensure that international best practices were adopted, while also abiding by the ethics of journalism.