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World Press Freedom Day 2011: 21st Century Media - New Frontiers, New Barriers

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that press freedom is a right. Therefore UNESCO commemorates the World Press Freedom Day every year on 3rd May around the world. This is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate it, to defend the media from attacks on its independence and to pay tribute to the journalist who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession This VDO shows how UNESCO Bangkok celebrated World Press Freedom Day 2011 with a discussion on the media landscape in Mekong countries and on new media, and with various activities in the streets of Bangkok to raise awareness among civil society.

 

Possible Tags: UNESCO, Media, Press Freedom, Freedom of Expression, Bangkok, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, World Press Freedom Day, Journalism, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, New Media, Social Networks, Blogs, Journalist, Photojournalism, United Nations.