Press Freedom Day: Global action needed to protect journalists (Web Text)
Freedom of expression is enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A free press is an essential component of freedom of expression and is equally important as a key player in the protection of all human rights. All of society pays the price when journalists are killed with impunity and censorship and fear stifle expression. These are the conditions under which abuse of power and injustice will thrive.
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- Thailand: Suspension of Voice TV highlights why Thailand must lift over-broad powers to curtail press freedom
- Egypt: Further Information: Egypt: Pre-Trial Detention For Human Rights Defender: Ezzat Ghoniem and Azzoz Mahgoub
- Qatar: Promises yet to be fulfilled: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 33rd session of the UPR Working Group, May 2019