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Joint Message On The Occasion of World Press Freedom Day – 2013

19:23, May 2, 2013

Joint Message by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day – 2013

Freedom of expression, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is essential for empowering individuals and building free and democratic societies. A fundamental right on its own, freedom of expression also provides the conditions for protecting and promoting all other human rights. But its exercise does not happen automatically; it requires a safe environment for dialogue, where all can speak freely and openly, without fear of reprisal.

Today, the twentieth anniversary of World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to renew our commitment in challenging times.

Armenian News

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