The world's Press Freedom in 2018

Posted May 03, 2018

This role of the press as a medium of mass education is a necessary criteria for a balanced democracy.

When all Nicaraguans, Venezuelans and Cubans have the right to freely elect their representatives, be respected in their dissention and they be guaranteed the freedoms of meetings, movement and expression, only then will we cease demanding.

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.

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Chapter 12 of the Constitution guarantees freedom of the press and independence of the media, while chapter two prohibits censorship.

"It's inspiring to see this common effort to promote the fundamentals of press freedom at a time when we need it most", he added. Trump routinely uses the term "fake news" when discussing reports by the media.

"The Duterte administration may not like a free press very much but it has the duty and responsibility to arrest and prosecute the killers of Sestoso and the many others who were murdered over the years", the watchdog's Asia researcher, Carlos Conde, said. The objective is to spread awareness about the freedom of Press as also to keep the Governments reminded about the right to freedom of expression.

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Making the commentary as it released its annual World Press Freedom Index, the RSF ranked Fiji 57 out of 180 countries, an improvement of 10 points from 2017 when Fiji was ranked 67.

In a statement, News Corp Australiasia executive chairman Michael Miller said the cost of those free services was substantial to competition and consumers.

In deed today is the day to recognize the work of journalists around the world, Members of the press including their Editors, Public Relations practitioners as well as journalism students gathered in Port Moresby today to celebrate the occasion.

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"We are delighted to see a broad coalition of media organizations coming together in support of World Press Freedom Day, as we strongly believe the press should be at the heart of this celebration", said Berger. Names are submitted by regional and global non-governmental organisations working for press freedom, and by UNESCO member states.