World Press Freedom Day

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.