"My dear young compatriots,
The society of freedom and progress that we are trying to build implies common attachment to the democratic institutions which we are putting in place and respect for human beings as regards their most fundamental and most sacred rights. For, it should be borne in mind, human beings are the cornerstone of that society. It is, unquestionably, a difficult and exacting task because of our ethnic, social and cultural diversities which require the cooperation of each and everyone in strengthening social peace and national unity.
It is therefore intolerable for anyone, under cover of an unverified rumour, to take the liberty, as was recently the case, of speculating about the vices and virtues of other persons, thus perhaps unconsciously invading their privacy and damaging their reputation.
Writing and communicating are, of course, a way of expressing our freedom. But freedom knows limits imposed by respect for privacy and law and order.
I am therefore appealing to the spirit of responsibility and to the wisdom of communicators and journalists for them to respect the rules of ethics of their noble profession and henceforth take into consideration the principles of propriety inherent in all civilized societies."