The purpose of this policy is to outline the objectives and strategies for the use of media as a tool for development, such as the promotion of democracy, good governance, human rights, and social and economic development.
It includes provisions for the regulation of media, ensuring press freedom and the protection of journalists, and promoting media literacy among the population.
The Government recognizes the role of media for a democratic society and as such, this policy is designed to conform to international norms and standards on freedom of expression, press
freedom, and the protection of journalists, and should be designed to balance these rights with the need to protect the rights of others, such as privacy, security, and public order.
It is intended that this Policy will inform appropriate legislation to be drafted and or amended required to achieve its stated objectives and strategies.