“But even if we mark World Press Freedom Day with many reasons to be fearful, we mark it also with hope, knowing that there are many of us still working each day to gather facts and shine a little light on what is happening in the country and on what isn’t.”
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“Media freedom is not an isolated element,” Bangladeshi lawyer Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, said. “Freedom of expression has to be seen in the context of freedom of association and freedom of assembly. Civil society and media freedom are absolutely integrated.”
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In this episode of Bulatlat, an all-women panel discusses the attacks on press freedom amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In this time of crisis, asserting our right to free expression is crucial. During these dark times, our voices need to be heard, not stifled.”
“The reason why government regard the free press as the enemy is because the government fear the free press of its power.”
World Press Freedom Day has always been the occasion for responsible journalists to reexamine the state of one of the fundamental needs of ethical practice. This year as in 2018, May 3rd was not so much an occasion for celebration as for alarm. As in many other parts of the world, the independent press is…
Here’s a snippet of how Filipino journalists marked the World Press Freedom Day. They capped the day with Freedom Festival Jam where artists signify their support for press freedom and the people’s right to know.
But, like fear, courage could be contagious. And unlike fear that disempowers, courage built on the power of truth and the unity of all in media is a force that empowers.
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld May 3 was proclaimed in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly as World Press Freedom Day on the recommendation of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has since been celebrated every year by journalists’ and media groups in over 100 countries, with UNESCO…
By Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz Bulatlat.com May 3 marks World Press Freedom Day. On that day, journalists, both professionals and students, gathered together to celebrate the freedom of the press, and to remind the people of its essence in society. In the morning, the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) flew kites at the…