​Call to Protect Independent Free Media

The UN urges governments, politicians, businesses and citizens of the world must commit to nurturing and protecting an independent free media

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has urged governments, politicians, businesses and citizens of the world must commit to nurturing and protecting an independent free media.
 
In a speech to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day, the UN chief pointed out that, “Without this fundamental right, people are less free and less empowered. With it, we can work together for a world of dignity and opportunity for all.”
 
“A free, independent and safe media environment is essential. Yet, all too often, journalists are threatened, harassed, obstructed or even killed in the pursuit of information. Many languish in detention, some in appalling conditions, for shedding light on governance failures, corporate malfeasance or societal problems,” he explains.
 
To read the article titled, “Free press empowers world,” click here.

Source: 
The Citizen

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