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Govt calls on media to amplify climate change coverage, as Press Freedom Day launched


Government has urged the media to boost their reporting on climate change.

Minister of information and Media, Cornelius Mweetwa, emphasized the importance of media involvement in addressing the country’s climate challenges.

Speaking during the launch of Press Freedom Day in Choma on Thursday, Mweetwa challenged the media to uncover the consequences of deforestation on the environment.

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“From exposing the impact of deforestation and pollution to highlighting the voices of communicaties affected by climate change, the media plays a pivotal role in shaping public discourse and driving meaningful change,” he said.

He further encouraged journalists to report on climate issues without hesitation or fear.

“We stand on the brink of a climate emergency, in which the need for accurate, impartial and fearless yet balanced reporting has never been more critical,” Mweetwa added.

Furthermore, the minister affirmed that the media is at liberty to fulfill its duties without any external interference.

“Government reaffirms its unwavering commitment to creating a free environment for the media to carry out its work,” he stated.

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