Thursday, May 3, 2007
In 2007, CJFE marked World Press Freedom Day with a campaign to raise awareness about impunity and the safety of journalists around the world.
Why does press freedom matter?
The date marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of principles drawn up by African journalists in 1991 calling for a free, independent and pluralistic media on that continent and throughout the world. The Declaration affirms that a free press is essential to the existence of democracy and a fundamental human goal. The declaration is a milestone in the struggle for a free press in all regions of the world. To read more about UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day campaign click here