UPNG celebrates Media Freedom Day

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In deed today is the day to recognize the work of journalists around the world, Members of the press including their Editors, Public Relations practitioners as well as journalism students gathered in Port Moresby today to celebrate the occasion.

Afghanistan's slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

"On World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations congratulates Afghanistan for its progress toward a free and open media, which has been hailed as one of the country's most notable accomplishments". The theme of 2018 highlights the importance of an enabling legal environment for press freedom and prosecution of crimes against journalists.

According to the NGO, The most risky countries for journalists since the beginning of this year are Afghanistan with 11 killed, Mexico (4), Syria (4), Ecuador (3), India (3) and Yemen (3). "They abuse public resources by placing advertisements only with friendly outlets, assert financial or other forms of control, and promote or permit media concentrations", Mr. Kaye added. In doing so, journalists foster strengthened transparency, accountability and the rule of law.

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As per the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, Nepal has slipped six spot down to the 106th position compared to last year's ranking among 180 countries. "An attacker, disguised as a cameraman, detonated explosives at the site of the initial explosion, according to officials", the PEC said in the statement, strongly condemning "this heinous terrorist attack targeting journalists among the crowd".

"He speaks out frequently and eloquently whenever necessary to remind us all of the vulnerability of journalists and of free speech, and that we must all be constantly on guard against the various threats", he said. We are where we are because the constitution provides clarity on the rights of journalists, the right of the media and provides a plural media that will be free and independent and so that is very important.

The European Union is founded on the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, on free and pluralistic media as enshrined in the EU's fundamental rights charter.

On the same day as the Afghan journalists were killed, Philippine radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso was shot by assailants in the southern city of Dumaguete, said Human Rights Watch.

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