Jreij: To give priority to national interest

JANUARY 28, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Information Minister Ramzi Jreij called on the media figures and journalists “to give priority to the national interest not to the achievement of a scoop.”

Jreij’s remarks came during a reception held by Ambassador of the European Union Angelina Eichhorst in Yarze to honor the Lebanese journalists, in the presence of Information Ministry General Director Hassan Falha, National News Agency director Laure Sleiman and other dignitaries.

“I have always considered that the media and the press are the fourth power,” the minister said, adding that media plays a major role in revealing the truth and objectivity.

He called on the journalists to abide by law while exercising the freedom of media.

From her part, Eichhorst praised the role of the journalists, condemning any attack against them.

SOURCE: National news agency – Lebanon