Thursday, May 03, 2007

World Press Freedom Day

Today, May 3, is World Press Freedom Day. Over at, they've put together a package of information about the day.

From the introduction:
The rights to life and to liberty and integrity and security of person and also to freedom of expression are fundamental human rights that are recognized and guaranteed by international conventions and instruments.” (UNESCO Resolution, General Conference 1997)

May 3rd is the annual World Press Freedom Day. This year’s theme is violence against journalists. MediaChannel has put together this special coverage package with resources for those concerned about freedom of the press.

UNESCO is celebrating World Press Freedom Day in Medellin, Colombia, where the 2007 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize is being awarded posthumously to the slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Here's the link to the website.

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