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EU reaffirms commitment to freedom of expression

Moses Wenyou/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/May 6, 2015)-The European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its commitment to promote and protect freedom of expression and of the media worldwide.

The EU also pledged to continue promoting the safety of journalists and other media workers.

In a declaration issued on World Press Freedom Day, the EU emphasized: “Diverse and independent media are essential in any democratic society.”

“Without freedom of expression and of the media, an informed, active and engaged citizenry is impossible,” the EU also noted.

The European Union then paid tribute to Jounalists and other media actors who have lost their lives, been imprisoned, or otherwise suffered unjust consequences for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

 


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