Freedom of expression
Promoting Freedom of Expression, Press Freedom, Independence and Pluralism of the Media, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance
UNESCO promotes freedom of expression and freedom of the press as a basic human right, through sensitization and monitoring activities. It also fosters media independence and pluralism as prerequisites and major factors of democratization by providing advisory services on media legislation and sensitizing governments, parliamentarians and other decision-makers.
World Press Freedom Day 2013
2-4 May 2013, San José, Costa Rica
UNESCO and the Government of Costa Rica will co-organize the main celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2013 under the theme “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media” in San José, Costa Rica from 2 to 4 May 2013.
The Media World after WikiLeaks and News of the World
16-17 February 2012, Room IV, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
The conference “The Media World after WikiLeaks and News of the World” aims to gather leading media representatives, professional and “citizen” journalists and media law experts to exchange views on these issues and to discuss good practices in traditional professional journalism and citizen journalism in the digital era.