World Press Freedom Day ©UNAMA

Freedom of Expression

As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online. Media development in this mode enhances freedom of expression, and it contributes to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights.

Specific media projects that align with our vision can secure grants from our International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), which also promotes knowledge-driven media development.

Related links:

World Press Freedom Day 2018

- UNESCO Director-General Condemns Killing of 11 Journalists in Three Separate Attacks in Afghanistan 

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