3 May 2017


Message of UN Secretary-General António Guterres    



Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless.


Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death.


We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation.


And we need everyone to stand for our right to truth.


On World Press Freedom Day, I call for an end to all crackdowns against journalists – because a free press advances peace and justice for all.


When we protect journalists, their words and pictures can change our world.





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