If press has freedom of carrying out their duties, they have to be honest too.
Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the principle that communicates and express through various mediums, including printed and electronic media , especially published materials , should be considered a right to be exercised freely. Such freedom implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state; its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal protections. With respect to governmental information, any government may distinguish which materials are public or protected from disclosure to the public.
State materials are protected due to either of two reasons:
i. The classification of information as sensitive, classified or secret, or
ii. The relevance of the information to protecting the national interest.Press Freedom in Nigeria