The PEC said it "deplored the dramatic increase in media victims as the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day on May 3", adding the number of journalists killed from January to April has soared by 57 per cent from the same period previous year.
Under the theme "Media, Justice and the Rule of Law: The Counter power of Power", the meeting will bring together delegations from more than 100 countries.
Guy Berger, director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development at Unesco, welcomed this campaign as a radical move towards unity.
MATT said the annual report noted the increased hostility faced by journalists and media workers around the world in doing their jobs, a trend encouraged by an increasing number of politicians and governments actively working to inhibit the public's right to know.
"The ideal of a State under the rule of law calls for well-informed citizens, transparent political decisions, public debates on topics of common interest and a plurality of viewpoints that shapes opinions and undermines official truths and dogmatism". Independent journalism is vital to hold states accountable and to monitor democratic processes. The index, published every year by Reporters without Borders, assesses the level of freedom available to journalists.
In a statement, PEC said it "deplored the dramatic increase in media victims as the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day tomorrow, Thursday 3 May 2018", adding that the number of journalists killed from January to April has soared by 57 percent from the same period past year.
"But on this Day, we are reminded that press freedom in Afghanistan is earned at an unbearable cost".
"The only restrictions are to ensure they observe professional and ethical standards, uphold the rule of law and respect global human rights charters and covenants", His Majesty said, adding, "the government should implement the housing project for journalists and the development of a special work structure for media professionals that is commensurate with our appreciation of the nature of their duties and loyalty and their status as key partners in maintaining the security and stability of the country and strengthening our reform process". Laws that protect independent journalism, freedom of expression and the right to information need to be adopted, implemented and enforced.
Modi is expected to address a minimum of 16 public rallies at district levels right upto the end of campaign until May 10. Yeddyurappa said BJP's electoral campaign would get a major fillip once Modi begins his electioneering later this week.
Heavy Israeli gunfire was heard Friday afternoon as the crowd broke away from a larger protest and moved toward the fence. It said troops "had operated in accordance with the rules of engagement" to stop people crossing the border.
The sentence came against the recommendation of the prosecutor who said Meek Mill had matured since his original crime. Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin sits down with CBS3 to discuss Meek Mill's release from prison .
Hundreds of heartbroken supporters gathered to pay tribute to Alfie Evans, the "warrior" toddler who passed away today. Karen & I are praying for comfort and peace for his parents, Katie & Tom, during this incredibly hard time.
Constand said she became close with Cosby , who was a major supporter of the university, and viewed him as a mentor. Along the way, Bliss defended the idea of criminal defense itself. "Witch hunts, lynchings, McCarthyism".
Uganda recently backtracked on a deal with Israel to absorb several thousand migrants following days of negotiations in Kampala. However, Israel's immigration authorities are still seeking ways to deport migrants voluntarily, it said.
Concise News gathered that the rise was due to the firm's Switch console, just as it noted that it would appoint a new president. Shuntaro Furukawa , 46, a senior executive, is taking over as president from Tatsumi Kimishima .
Just before her sister Kate gave birth to the new royal baby , Pippa Middleton was reportedly kicked out of a London supermarket. Betting shops had Arthur as their favourite, followed by James, Albert, Philip, Alexander, Henry and Michael.
And the duo already made a first impression to anyone paying attention to the game at Heinz Field on September 16. When Rudolph becomes the starter one day, he will be the Pittsburgh Steelers starter for a very long time.
Asked whether the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar was raised, he said the two leaders "did not go into specifics". He said that educational exchanges between India and China was another area where the two countries could work upon.
Several roads have already been closed and drivers have been advised to look for alternative routes towards their destinations. APS said Saturday it was de-energizing about 1,500 customers in the Blue Ridge community as part of fire mitigation efforts.
Kardashian, 33, hasn't publicly commented on the rumours, but reportedly has forgiven Thompson for cheating. Despite the sad situation, they all rooting for Khloe to come out strong afte this cheating storm.
Pompeo expressed pride in the administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. He also said that Iran was destabilizing the region by providing Houthis with weapons in Yemen.
According to leaks ahead of the announcement, it was clear that something big was going to happen at Facebook's F8 keynote speech. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it's now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe.
With the first-round selection, Penny becomes the Aztecs' first such pick since Kyle Turley was chosen eighth overall in 1998. It wasn't a flawless story by any means, but I'm really glad the way it worked out", Dissly said of his position change.
According to Kensho, an analytics company, Caterpillar's stock has had a 0.81 correlation with the Dow over the last six months. On Wednesday Goodyear Tire & Rubber said higher raw materials costs and weaker demand hurt its business in the first quarter.
Visitors to the park are able to watch animals being fed up close, with at least a dozen big cats living on the property. A graphic video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows Hodge running for a gate when the lion runs toward him.
Cases of tick-borne diseases doubled during the study period, from about 22,500 in 2004 to about 48,600 in 2016. Lyle Petersen of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
Britain, France and Germany reaffirmed their backing for the Iran nuclear deal , despite Donald Trump 's threat to walk away. In 2015 the U.S. and other nations struck a deal with Iran to end a 12-year standoff over that country's nuclear program.
He said documents relating to an audit seemed "confusing" and there was no direct advice as to how it should be dealt with. Prof Shepherd also agreed during cross examination that there was no malice or lack of bona fides involved in the process.
James Comey is still denying that he leaked classified information about a conversation he had with President Donald Trump . A few Republicans have supported it, but most have opposed it, arguing that it is unconstitutional or unnecessary.
At a 3 p.m. news conference, Paine said everyone within a 3-mile radius of the refinery should evacuate and stay out. A contractor who was inside the building told WDIO-TV that the explosion sounded like "a sonic boom".
The announcement, made during Ford's first quarter earnings report , reflects the new reality among today's automotive consumers. The Mustang and the upcoming Focus Active crossover are poised to become the only cars Ford sells in the North American market.
The problem here is that people were not properly documented'. 'I don't think that's got anything to do with it, ' she said. Ms Rudd told MPs she "bitterly" regretted not recognising the "systemic" problem sooner.
Create independent investigative and adjudicative body to address and resolve complex and serious cases involving NCAA violations. Adopt and enforce rigorous criteria for so-called non-scholastic basketball , such as summer recruiting events and AAU leagues.
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