World Press Freedom Day

Turkey's Journalists Are Under Siege - You Can Help Them Like You Helped Us

Peter Greste | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Peter Greste

Detaining journalists has a chilling effect on everyone, making them afraid to speak out. So while #FreeTurkeyMedia is about getting journalists out of prison, it is also about creating a better future for human rights in Turkey and sending a clear message to those around the world who seek to silence free speech.

Brazil's Record-Beating Year: Bloggers Attacked, Broadcasters Killed

Thomas Hughes | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Thomas Hughes

In many ways, Brazil is at a crucial crossroads: the shocking increase in attacks must provide the impetus to improve investigations and protection of communicators at all levels of Brazilian political, social, and economic life.

Spotlighting Artistic Freedom With Unesco's 2005 Convention - Marking World Press Freedom Day

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Salma Zulfiqar

Artistic freedom in the digital environment and tackling new challenges in cultural policies will be among the topics for debate to mark World Press F...

World Press Freedom Day 2015: Is the World a Safer Place for Journalists?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Freedom of Press is considered an essential element of democracy by the European Parliament, which strongly supports it within the EU and beyond. Article 11 of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights clearly states that "freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected"...

World Press Freedom Day 2012: Protecting Freedom of Expression Online

Jeremy Browne | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Browne

Media freedom has the power to transform societies and to change the course of history. Over the past year, across the Middle East and North Africa, ordinary citizens found their voices using social media and blogs. But freedom of expression continues to be repressed in many countries and some have seen a significant decline in media freedoms. Around the world, journalists, bloggers and others have been obstructed from doing their work by being harassed, monitored, detained, or subjected to violence.