Press Freedom on all Platforms

With nearly half of the world’s population able to access the internet, we now produce and consume more information than at any other time in history. Therefore, it is imperative that media in all forms is rooted in democracy and an environment of free expression is created from which independent and informed press can flourish.

In accordance with international standards, UNESCO aims to develop press laws and legal frameworks that safeguard the human rights of journalists seeking to provide non-biased information to the public. Specifically, UNESCO follows a gender-sensitive approach, and pays special attention to countries undergoing conflict and transitional situations.

Recently, UNESCO has made great progress in creating awareness regarding press rights and safety in Viet Nam through a series of capacity training workshops. By creating a safe environment of well-informed individuals, UNESCO is hopeful that a diverse and pluralistic media platform can grow.

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