Ambassador calls on State-Run Media

Extended meeting with desks chiefs
Extended meeting with desks chiefs

Ambassador Gilmour paid a visit to the offices Togolese state media on March 29, where he met with directors from Television Togolaise, Radio Lomé, Editogo / Togo Presse, and the Agence Togolaise de Presse. Addressing the directors and staff, he said, “It takes a free press to strengthen democracy. A free press is the cornerstone of democracy and freedom of expression is part of  rule of law.”  Ambassador Gilmour encouraged media to create programs that encourage leaders and the justice system to listen more to citizens, to a more transparent and true communication at a time when Togo is economically opening up to the world. He also discussed the Togo’s access to the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Threshold Program, Embassy-led media training programs, the place of youth in society, and U.S. priorities for Togo, namely a more democratic, more secure, and more prosperous country.

Visiting the facilities
Visiting the facilities