Celebration of World Press Freedom Day

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UNESCO Jakarta Office is celebrating the World Press Freedom Day in organizing a discussion on many actual issues related to the freedom of the press in Indonesia. This event, prepared in cooperation with Indonesian Press Council, will take place at Jakarta Media Centre.
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 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 03.05.2010 07:00 local time
End 03.05.2010 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Usis, Gunawan Arya
Organizer UNESCO Jakarta Office and Indonesian Press Council
Contact Arya Gunawan Usis, UNESCO Jakarta Office, Tel: +62-21-7399818 ext 827
Country Indonesia
City Jakarta
Venue Jakarta Media Centre
Street Jalan Kebon Sirih No. 34 Jakarta Pusat
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Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website World Press Freedom Day 2010 / Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse - 2010
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