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#WPFD2016 Drives Freedom, Safety, Rights for Journalists

As UNESCO held its World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD2016) conference this week, an Egyptian speaker lamented the declining state of liberty in her country amid fears she, too, faced prosecution for publishing content the government considered...Show More Summary

World Press Freedom Day: ‘Reporting On the Truth, Is Not a Crime’

Secretary Kerry delivered remarks to journalists at the State Department today in recognition of World Press Freedom Day, which is commemorated annually on May 3 to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom and to pay tribute t

Egyptian journalists in mourning over ‘terrible conditions’ for media

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

As the rest of the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day, Egyptian journalists raised black flags above the historic press union headquarters in downtown Cairo. The flags were a solemn protest to “mourn the terrible conditions facing Egyptian journalists” said Khaled el Balshy, head of the union’s freedom committee. Show More Summary

World Press Freedom Day, a reminder that the press isn’t free in most countries

More than 85 percent of countries in the world live with either partial or no press freedom. Continue reading ? The post World Press Freedom Day, a reminder that the press isn’t free in most countries appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World Press Freedom Day

WHO works actively with media around the world and believes that the role of the world's media in disseminating information and examining the actions of institutions is fundamental. WHO webcasts Governing Bodies meetings, such as the...Show More Summary

Standing Up for Oppressed Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

By Margaret Huang, interim executive director of Amnesty International USA This year's White House Correspondents Dinner included one notable new guest who was absent from the previous year's proceedings. Last year, President Obama paid...Show More Summary

Canadian News Anchor Straddles Both Sides of World Press Freedom Day

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Lisa LaFlamme is the first Canadian to sit on the UNESCO World Press Freedom Award international jury.

EU Under Pressure Over Turkey Migrant Deal, Press Freedoms

Member states of the European Union are coming in for more criticism on World Press freedom Day (May 3) over its deal with Turkey on migrants, amid criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on the media.

Standing Up for Oppressed Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

by Margaret Huang, interim executive director of Amnesty International USA This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner included one notable new guest who was absent from the previous year's proceedings. Last year, President ObamaShow More Summary

U.S. Government International Media Agency Calls for the Release of Imprisoned Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) CEO Video Statement on World Press Freedom Day Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG...Show More Summary

World Press Freedom Day: Beware of dictatorial viruses

Let us develop the press sectors of our countries to protect us from the dangers of contamination from whatever source.

A.M. Links: Indiana Primary, Teacher Strike Closes Detroit Public Schools, World Press Freedom Day

4 months agoNews : Reason

Voters in Indiana head to the polls today for that state's presidential primary. "Hillary Clinton will be the most disliked nominee ever—except for Donald Trump." Most public schools in Detroit are closed due a teachers' strike that's now entering its second day. A U.S. Show More Summary

Journalism Is Not a Crime

Journalism is not a crime, yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened right across the world. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, we’re highlighting nine cases of journalists who have been locked up, tortured, threatened or even killed just for speaking out.

Press Release: The American People Are Mad and Refuse to Take It Anymore!

Washington, D.C. — As Americans honor the service and sacrifice of our armed forces veterans and all they have done to safeguard our freedom in a dangerous world, this Veterans Day also holds special meaning for Accuracy in Media, whose founder Marine veteran Reed Irvine, launched America’s first media watchdog organization more than 40 years […]

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, May 2015

US cites CPJ in remarks on World Press Freedom Day Each year, World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity for press freedom organizations to put anti-press violations on the map. This year, CPJ did just that. In U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's statement commemorating World Press Freedom Day, he...

Dear Imprisoned Journalists, "We Are With You" on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. I think of journalists, writers... all those wrongfully imprisoned around the world. I think of their trauma, and their loved ones' trauma. And I think of their courage. This year, Mohamed Fahmy, aShow More Summary

Dear Imprisoned Journalists, "We Are With You" on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. I think of journalists, writers... all those wrongfully imprisoned around the world. I think of their trauma, and their loved ones' trauma. And I think of their courage. This year, Mohamed Fahmy, aShow More Summary

Israeli forces fire tear-gas and stun grenades on Palestinian journalists during World Press Freedom Day march

Ma'an reports: "A number of Palestinian journalists were injured on Saturday when Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful march organised by journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day. Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters and stun grenades into the crowd of journalists marching in Bethlehem. Show More Summary

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