Afghanistan Press Remember Slain Journalists

03 May, 2018, 14:29 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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"World Press Freedom Day reminds me and my colleagues of the importance of reporting - reporting for a vibrant democracy and serving people with the information they need and they want", Parwiz Kawa, editor-in-chief of the Hasht-e-Subh, Daily newspaper, said.

The European Union, in a statement, also said it was determined to keep protecting and promoting freedom of opinion and of expression as rights to be exercised by everyone everywhere, based on the principles of equality.

Angola is to part in the forum on transparency, access to sources and media freedom in face of the political and economic power, Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day to be marked Thursday, May 3.

"The United Nations recognizes that Afghanistan is one of the most risky places for journalists to work, and we reiterate our determination to protect journalist safety and to fight against impunity". What they discovered was that a growing animosity towards journalists poses a serious threat to democratic values.

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"Peter's work as a courageous foreign correspondent is well-known, but his more recent work as a vocal press freedom advocate and communications scholar is less known - though no less laudable", Mr Stevens said. On the other hand, the media's watchdog role is crucial to hold governments and institutions accountable.

The World Press Freedom Day is celebrated every year. They share stories that offer hope for our future. Journalists make great sacrifices to bring us the truth.

In a statement, PEC said it "deplored the dramatic increase in media victims as the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day tomorrow, Thursday 3 May 2018", adding that the number of journalists killed from January to April has soared by 57 percent from the same period past year.

The World Press Freedom Day was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.

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He added "we have considered a variety of responses for any decision that the United States is going to make on May 12". The first column is Iran's nuclear programme under the current accord.

On the same day as the Afghan journalists were killed, Philippine radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso was shot by assailants in the southern city of Dumaguete, said Human Rights Watch.

The rank is an indication of how free journalists are to do their work in the 180 countries.

There would be the award ceremony of the annual UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on the evening of May 2.

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