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WPFD World Press Freedom Day
« on: May 03, 2010, 01:13:13 PM »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8657779.stm

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The report, marking World Press Freedom Day, lists what the Paris-based group regards as the 40 worst offenders against the freedom of the press.


http://en.rsf.org/reporters-sans-frontieres-sur-tous-03-05-2010,37337.html

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World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, is an occasion for Reporters Without Borders to reaffirm the values it defends, the right to inform and the right to access information, without which democracy is impossible. It is also an occasion for us to reiterate our support for all those working for media freedom, both professional journalists and ordinary citizens who report news and expose the truth.

Since the start of 2010, nine journalists have paid with their lives for being outspoken while around 300 journalists and netizens are currently detained.


Found the site a bit difficult to navigate. A bit surprised to see so many dangerous places (a few surprising) for journalists.
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Re: WPFD World Press Freedom Day
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 08:54:42 PM »
How sad to see the USA at 108th place out of 175 countries.

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Re: WPFD World Press Freedom Day
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 09:40:48 AM »

Sure, I imagine there are still questions of protective shield laws for journalists here.
Now reading about the printing experiences of the US Founding Fathers.

They knew what it was like to see publishers jailed.
Makes sense that freedom of the press is in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
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