Tag der Pressefreiheit – erschreckende Zahlen

Gestern (3. Mai) war der Internationale Tag der Pressefreiheit.

Unter dem Link http://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/ findet ihr auf der linken Seite eine Tabelle (Barometer 2011) erschreckende Zahlen:

18 Journalisten kamen wegen bzw. während ihrer Arbeit ums Leben !!!
151 wurden dieses Jahr inhaftiert!!!


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PRclass11 on May 4th 2011 in Public Relations

3rd May 2011 is the World Press Freedom Day!

As we have discussed in our lecture on PR a free press is one of the pillars of democracy, often referred to as the fourth estate (vierte Macht) in a state. Have a look at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers:

WAN-IFRA – About World Press Freedom Day 2011

This year’s theme is the importance of a free press for democracy, whether emerging or well established.  “Silence kills democracy… But a free press talks”.

A free press is at the very core of the right to free expression, providing a frontline defence for safeguarding access to knowledge and information as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A free press provides a window through which all other abuses of fundamental rights can be revealed.
It affirms that to criticise, hold to account and call to justice those in power is the right of the many and not the few.
Put simply, freedom of expression is the right that underpins all rights.

For further information please visit http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vierte_Gewalt / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate or the Austrian Newspaper Association http://www.voez.at/ , who is also announcing a day for quality journalism on May 5th, 2011 alongside the World Press Freedom Day.

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websensei on April 29th 2011 in Public Relations