02.05.2015 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

ABI and UNESCO in Brazil discuss the World Press Freedom Day


The Brazilian Press Association (Associação Brasileira de Imprensa – ABI) and UNESCO in Brazil celebrate the World Press Freedom Day at Oscar Guanabarino Auditorium at ABI, Rio de Janeiro, on Monday, 04 May, 2015, starting at 2 p.m.

The event has been idealized by the President of the Advisory Board at ABI, journalist Joseti Marques and the General Ombudsman of the Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), during a conference in Mexico.

The event will have the participation of Domingos Meirelles, President of ABI,  Paulo Jerônimo de Souza, Vice-Presidente of ABI and chairman of the Freedom of Expression and Human Rights Commission at ABI; the Minister Edinho Silva, Secretary of Social Communications at the Presidency of the Republic; Adauto Soares, Coordinator of Communications and Information at UNESCO in Brazil; Ana Lúcia Guimarães, Coordinator of the Unit of Communications, Public Information and Publications at UNESCO in Brazil, among others.

The World Press Freedom Day has been proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993, with delegated to UNESCO to lead its promotion in order to denounce crimes and aggressions against journalists, as well as to require swift and thorough investigation on the case and punishment for those responsible. Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Day highlights the need for independence of the media as a democratic principle.

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