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Celebration of World Press Freedom Day

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In the wake of the celebration of the Fiftieth anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo it appears indicated to register there the celebration of the World Press Freedom Day and to make a focusing on the evolution and the prospects for press freedom.
World Press Freedom Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December, 1993, as an outgrowth of the Seminar on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press. This Seminar took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 29 April to 3 May 1991, and led to the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media. The Windhoek Declaration called for the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press and emphasized the importance of a free press to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 03.05.2010 08:00 local time
End 03.05.2010 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Matondo, Philomène
Organizer Société congolaise des communicologues (chercheurs et professeurs en Sciences de l’information et de la communication)
Contact Philomène Matondo
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
City Kinshasa Gombe
Venue Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles and Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa
Street Avenue de la Paix (Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles) et Av. Batetela 12 (Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa)
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 350
Official Website World Press Freedom Day 2010 / Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse - 2010
Link 1 Press Freedom / Liberté de la presse
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