The Rivers State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, has called on Journalists in the state to be security conscious while carrying out their legitimate duty.
Chairman of NUJ, in the state, Stanley Job Stanley said this during a press briefing to mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day, in Port Harcourt.
He said journalists should avoid crises prone areas, as events of the past few days have shown that they are the target of hoodlums.
Mr Stanley, seized the opportunity to call for absolute freedom of the press, as it is one of the ways to check the excesses of those in government.
He also criticised the fine slammed on Channels Television, for interviewing a leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Emma Powerful.
He accused the Federal government of trying to gag the media.