4 Jun 2007

Samoa journalists call for freedom to report news

1:04 pm on 4 June 2007

The Journalists Association of Samoa has issued a statement calling for journalists to be allowed freedom to report as they see fit.

The call was made after the owner of a radio station told his two journalist they were not to attend media conferences given by the leader of the SDUP, which is not part of the government.

The statement says that journalists, as carriers of information to the public, should have the right to report on any issue that is of public interest.

But it says all reporting should adhere to the standards of impartiality and accuracy.

The Journalists Association is urging the owner of Samoa Radio Polynesia, Maposua Rudolf Keil, to review his decision in the interests of media freedom.