'Free press makes for a stronger democracy'

Afghanistan mourns killing of journalists

This year's World Press Freedom Day focuses on the importance of media in keeping the government accountable to the govern, while promoting justice and rule of law, according to the Union.

Press Council Chair Neville Stevens said the selection committee agreed unanimously that the two recipients demonstrated all of the qualities the medals were meant to celebrate. It was revitalised in 2016 when the Council opened it up to journalists, legal practitioners, community activists or advocates who helped ensure the preservation of free speech, press freedom and open and transparent government.

He said it was only when journalists could report without fear for their lives and citizens could access information to make informed decisions, then democracy and development would thrive. The World Press Freedom Day is being marked across the globe today.

Afghan media outlets have condemned the government's failure to protect them, particularly at the scene of suicide attacks where secondary blasts are a constant concern. In doing so, journalists foster strengthened transparency, accountability and the rule of law.

"Therefore, UNESCO, the implementer of the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of impunity; We believe that this plan provides a roadmap on how to improve the safety of journalists". They share stories that offer hope for our future.

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World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. In his message he said "A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all".

The participants also affirmed their commitment to establishing a secure digital environment for the free expression of journalists, political workers, activists and citizens.

Multiplicity of ideas and human expression make us more vibrant as a society and a free press makes for a stronger democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the World Press Freedom Day.

An individual, organisation or institution is honoured each year with the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize for contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world.

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