IMPORTANCE OF AN ENABLING LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR PRESS FREEDOM

25th celebration of  World Press Freedom Day 2018
“KEEPING POWER IN CHECK: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”
A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building transparent and democratic societies and keeping those in power accountable.  It is vital for sustainable development.  Journalists and media workers shine a light on local and global challenges and tell the stories that need to be told. Their services to the public is invaluable.  Laws that protect independent journalism, freedom of expression and the right to information need to be adopted, implemented and enforced.  Crimes against journalists must be prosecuted.  On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press in standing up for our right to truth.”
– H.W. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

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#UNSC “RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR A SAFE WORLD” in New York

Event:
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIA-FORMULA MEETING
RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR A SAFE WORLD
Background
“Too often hijacked by extremists, religions are frequently blamed for the on-going violence and terror attacks that threaten global stability. In these times of rising xenophobia and intolerance, religious leaders have a critical role to play in supporting peace. They have the capacity to build bridges between people and to spread essential values to the world, such as mutual respect, compassion, and forgiveness.”

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“RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”

#TIMEIsNOW: RURAL AND URGAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES |
International Women’s Day
Dated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Venue: GA Hall,UNHQ, New YorK
The Event is organized by UN WOMEN Under this year’s theme, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change.
Report & Photos by SHIRISH BOHARA, The Light Millennium, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information

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