United Nations World Press Freedom Day


Jake Lynch – TRANSCEND Media Service

Not a column this week but a podcast, by the UN, to mark World Press Freedom Day, with fellow guests Jenny Manrique, a Colombian journalist, and Brendan O’Malley, journalist and author of UNESCO’s 2010 Education Under Attack report.

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One Response to “United Nations World Press Freedom Day”

  1. As with Peace Day, the United Nations are always keen to assert what a murderous and un-democratic organisation it is. I call them United Necrologists, for the million of untimely deaths in the world, the result of conflicts brewed at the UN.

    The “inventors” of the name United Nations thought that by having changed their name from League of Nations (the “Club” that organised World War II), the new name will give them a new image, so that they could fool the world again.

    So, as with “Peace”, there is just “one day” in the year, when the world enjoys Press Freedom. In political terms, that is, in UN terms, this means 364 days in the year of NO Press Freedom”.