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KUCHING, May 9: The Federation of Sarawak Journalists Association (FSJA) has expressed its appreciation to the state government for providing financial aid to the media fraternity for its work covering the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak.
FSJA chairperson Jacqueline Nur Atiqah Abdullah in a press statement said the financial aid serves as recognition which will inspire Sarawak media personnel to continue to serve their best, as well as being transparent and credible.
“We acknowledge that such recognition from the state goverment is the biggest prize and appreciation in the field of journalism in Sarawak, as the fraternity celebrated the World Press Freedom Day on May 3, followed by the National Journalist Day on May 29.
“We are optimistic that the (media) fraternity will continue to be appreciated in future, in various forms by the state government, thus creating a new episode for this field here in Sarawak,” Jacqueline, who is also Sarawak Media Council protem chairman, said.
She stated that there are approximately 500 active media personnel in the state, striving to produce news reports which represent various agencies either from the government and the private sector.
She added they represent print, electronic and digital media and serve as a bridge between the government and the people.
Going forward, she hoped that Sarawak and Malaysia will successfully break the Covid-19 infection chain and life will be returned back to normal as before in the near future.—DayakDaily