How times have changed. It was not so long ago that the National Union of Journalists seemed mainly concerned about collective bargaining to secure the best terms of employment for its members.
Now, the new NUJ president, Hata Wahari, has joined civil society in articulating the call for greater press freedom.
If the print media is to survive the competition posed by website and blogs, it has no choice but to become more independent in its reporting. Otherwise, it would only hasten its own demise.