WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

with words and kind gestures we can open up tremendous possibilities for ourselves and the rest of all precious life, not only in this world but in the world of our spirits and souls

THE POET BY DAY

The universal declaration of human rights 10 December 1948 / public domain photograph

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, December 10, 1948



Last week PEN America applauded the introduction of two tandem bipartisan Congressional resolutions marking World Press Freedom Day, recognizing “widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the United States in promoting democracy, human rights and good governance.”

In the United States Senate, the resolution was proposed by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Casey (D-PA), along with…

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2 thoughts on “WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

  1. “with words and kind gestures we can open up tremendous possibilities for ourselves and the rest of all precious life, not only in this world but in the world of our spirits and souls” Well penned Hon ❤🌼

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  2. thanks Jen, when i was a little kid my dad taught me to fight, but not to speak up for myself, in recent years ive discovered that i can win more fights with my words 🙂

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