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Press conference and its benefit

BENEDICT Tembo.

Analysis: BENEDICT TEMBO
IN A democratic system such as Zambia’s, presidential formal interactions, otherwise known as press conferences serve as spaces for national dialogue.
The media conveys public opinion through questions and the President provides the information he holds about his government.
Whatever name you choose to call it – press conference, press briefing or media interaction, Presidents meetings with the media constitute part of a national conversation.
During the recent interaction – the President had with the media, part of this conversation took place. But given how quickly matters can move in the digital age with millions of people conversing on social platforms, it is imperative that the President holds regular and scheduled press conferences where he can address some issues.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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