Male’, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that journalists play an essential role in restructuring the economy from the huge impacts which it has incurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking through video message at the awards ceremony of Maldives Media Council for the past year, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said that the most important thing to do now is work to restructure the economy of the country after overcoming the pandemic.
He then said that this is something that should be given a national level of importance and that ge wishes for the journalists to create awareness among the citizens at a far wider scale than they did during the pandemic.
Today’s journalism is an important resource in changing the mindset of the society and it is something that can easily spread to the society through information technology. Hence, if journalists are to lose their true essence, it can prove to be fatal for the society rather than benefiting from it.President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
President Solih then noted that it is one of the responsibilities of journalists to try and find solutions to the social problems at that time and further said that drug cases and extremist thinking are tragic social problems seen in our society today.
In addition to this, during his speech, president renewed the memories of journalist Rilwaan Ahmed who was kidnapped and blogger Yaameen Rasheed who was murdered. He said that even now, the government is trying to find justice to the two and though it may be a difficult task, the government will not stop their efforts.