"Withdraw Satanic Guidelines" NUJ Slams NASS On New Rules For Journalist Accreditation

The Ninth Assembly yesterday introduced stringent guidelines which will now govern the accreditation of journalists who can cover sittings a...

The Ninth Assembly yesterday introduced stringent guidelines which will now govern the accreditation of journalists who can cover sittings and programmes in the National Assembly complex.

In its reaction, the NUJ  asked the National Assembly to withdraw what it described as satanic guidelines.
It said it was surprised that the Assembly that was supposed to defend and promote the nation’s democracy “is gagging it.”

National President of the union, Mr Christopher Iziguzo, said the action of the Assembly was against the spirit of free press.

He said, “We have given the National Assembly 24-hours within which to withdraw the satanic guidelines.  The guidelines are meant to stifle the press. We will not accept it.

“It is unfortunate that this is coming from the National Assembly that we are all expecting to promote democracy.

“Its action is against the spirit of free press and we will not accept it. It is sad that the lawmakers will allow this to come from them.”

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