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British Envoy Emphasizes Importance of Free Media in Society

British Envoy Emphasizes Importance of Free Media in Society

The remarks made by British High Commissioner Jane Marriott during the ‘Meet the Press’ program at the National Press Club on World Press Freedom Day underscored the importance of a free and vibrant media in any society. Ms. Marriott emphasized the challenges faced by journalists worldwide and highlighted the critical role of freedom of expression in society.

During her address, Ms. Marriott shared her personal interest in journalism, noting her past association with the field. She acknowledged the difficulties journalists encounter, particularly when reporting from challenging areas, and expressed solidarity with the journalist community.

Reflecting on her diplomatic experience in various countries, including Pakistan, Ms. Marriott recognized the economic challenges facing Pakistan and emphasized the importance of making correct decisions to address them. She reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to supporting Pakistan’s efforts for stability and prosperity.

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Touching on global challenges such as climate change, Ms. Marriott emphasized the need for collective action to tackle these issues effectively. Regarding the upcoming Pakistan-England cricket series, she expressed hope that cricket fans would enjoy the matches.

NPC President Azhar Jatoi thanked the British high commissioner for her solidarity with the journalist community on World Press Freedom Day, expressing appreciation on behalf of the NPC’s executive and governing body members. As a symbolic gesture, Ms. Marriott also planted a sapling during the event, signifying growth and resilience.