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3 May is World Press Freedom Day which this year focuses on how media freedom has the power to transform societies — find an event near you!

In 2012, we remember the 62 journalists who died as a result of their work in 2011.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova:

We call on States, professional media and non-governmental organisations everywhere to join forces with the United Nations to promote online and offline freedom of expression in accordance with internationally accepted principles. This is a pillar of individual rights, a foundation for healthy societies and a force for social transformation. (full statement)

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