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'Free press makes for a stronger democracy'

'Free press makes for a stronger democracy'”

The Filipino journalist's death came amid ongoing and persistent attacks on the country's independent press by the government of Duterte, who has bristled at criticism over his administration's deadly war on drugs.

The most risky countries since the beginning of this year are Afghanistan with 11 killed, Mexico 4, Syria 4, Ecuador 3, India 3, Yemen 3, and two each in Brazil, Gaza, Guatemala and Pakistan. They are also known to go in territories with heavy military control, and where the government can't have a spokesperson, only to bring us the most up-to-date news and information about what if happening around in the world and around us.

Trump tweet leads porn star Stormy Daniels to sue for defamation
In mid-April, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office, home and a hotel room that he was using. Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen says he personally paid Daniels in the days before the 2016 election.

For the year 2017 Syria was the most risky country for media workers with 69 killed. "I applaud all those who have been working tirelessly to uphold freedom of press".

Hundreds of journalists from across the world have gathered in Ghana's capital city of Accra, to commemorate this year's World Press Freedom Day. It is also a time to reaffirm how vital a free and independent media has been, and continues to be, for democracy, and development in Papua New Guinea and around the world. Freedom of expression and Freedom of the press are threatened around the world.

Israeli military kills three Palestinians along Gaza Strip border
According to OHCHR, a 14-year-old boy, Mohammad Ayyoub, was killed by a bullet to the head on 20 April. Tap water is undrinkable and its Mediterranean coast has been polluted with untreated waste.

The theme for 2018's World Press Freedom Day is "Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law" which highlights the importance of an enabling legal environment for the press to operate freely. "And the constitution, in chapter 12, which is dedicated to the freedom and independence of the media, is very clear and removes the control or management of the media completely from the government and from the executive to an independent media commission and this is critical", he said.

World Day Freedom Press was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, according to the draft recommendation of the 26th meeting of UNESCO's General Conference, held in 1991.

Jurors hand down verdict in Cosby sex assault trial
The 80-year-old former comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently. The jury at Cosby's first trial deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days past year without reaching a verdict.

Today we reaffirm EU's determination to keep protecting and promoting freedom of opinion and of expression as rights to be exercised by everyone everywhere, based on the principles of equality, non-discrimination and universality, through any media, within our borders and beyond.



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