World Press Freedom Day

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.