Media Freedom

Media Monitors Report Decline in Global Press Freedom 

World Press Freedom Day this year again highlights the difficulty of achieving media freedom in many countries. Is media freedom overrated or underappreciated?


FILE - Journalists and activists protest against the restriction of press freedom and to demand the release of detained journalists, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, April 26, 2016.

Pic – Journalists and activists protest against the restriction of press freedom in Egypt 

When journalists and media rights activists gather in Helsinki to mark World Press Freedom day Tuesday, there will be a notable absence: Journalist Khadija Ismayilova, recipient of this year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, is currently serving a 7.5-year sentence in Azerbaijan for her work exposing government corruption.

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