World Press Freedom Day 2021 – António Guterres (UN Secretary-General)

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “World Press Freedom Day 2021 – António Guterres (UN Secretary-General)” – below is their description.

    Video Message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Press Freedom Day 2021.

    “Journalism as a Public Good: 30 Years of the Windhoek Declaration”

    This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme “Information as a Public Good” serves as a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a public good, and exploring what can be done in the production, distribution and reception of content to strengthen journalism, and to advance transparency and empowerment while leaving no one behind. The theme is of urgent relevance to all countries across the world. It recognizes the changing communications system that is impacting on our health, our human rights, democracies and sustainable development.

    To underline the importance of information within our online media environment, World Press Freedom Day 2021 will highlight three key topics:

    – Steps to ensure the economic viability of news media;

    – Mechanisms for ensuring transparency of Internet companies;

    – Enhanced Media and Information Literacy (MIL) capacities that enable people to recognize and value, as well as defend and demand, journalism as a vital part of information as a public good.

    Learn More: https://www.un.org/en/observances/press-freedom-day

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    In This Story: António Guterres

    António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres GCC GCL is a Portuguese politician and diplomat serving as the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations. A member of the Portuguese Socialist Party, he served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.

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